Leaves are turning yellow then brown on some of my honeyberries, i looked at the back and saw aphids, but i am not 100% the issue is caused by the aphids. Also, i have quite a few fruit in the bush and was wondering if there is an effective way to treat the aphids once fruit is present? Pictures below, thanks in advance.
Some kind of soap spray or soap and oil that will smother them should work.I make my own. Brady
Yes what Brady said, it won’t hurt fruit. I think the aphids are doing it.
You can also blast them off the plant with high pressure water.
I agree with the above. Then maybe some fish or kelp to help them bounce back quickly!
I hope to taste my first honeyberries in a few weeks. I also rooted hardwood cuttings of 3 new varieties (thanks @btomlins) so need to find a spot for them by the fall…
So hardwood cuttings root? Good! I’m getting in Honey Gin and Blue Banana rated as Sweet Plus, the highest sugar content. I have enough of the sweet/tart types, I need some for general fresh eating. My 2nd leaf plants are exploding in growth, these turn into large plants quickly! (the foil on the left side is an air layer)
I got at least 50% takes by just dipping in rooting hormone and putting in pots in the GH a couple months ago. They leafed out quickly and there’s roots coming out the bottom of some of the pots so I’m excited to say YES!
Very cool, I’ll be doing that next year
They are even more easy to root using semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. But hardwood cuttings do work quite well.
Drew, we might have to arrange a swap next spring of some hardwood material or dormant rooted cuttings! Kshaun, what new varieties are you trying? As far as the aphids go, Id just spray them off and wait for ladybugs to find them. They always do around my place, just as soon as I start noticing damage, the ladys show up and clean house. Just make sure there arent ants protecting them. If thats the case you may need to do something about the ants.
Blue Sea, Blue Mist, Blue Moon, Blue Bird, Berry Blue. I’m interested in trying some of the newer USask varieties (or anything without blue in the name ;)). Next year.