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Cedar Apple Rust: Natural Treatment

Posted on: June 19, 2010

My dad got me two apple trees this spring, and they were growing great until recently. They started getting little golden orange-yellow spots.

After some research I found out it was cedar apple rust. I have no idea where there are cedar trees near my house, but there definitely are somewhere.

So I started looking up natural treatments.

I read in several places that baking soda, dish washing liquid, and oil are a good mixture to spray on plants so I tried it. This worked for a week and the apple trees were growing well.

I pulled off all of the cedar apple rust infected leaves before spraying and the trees were looking healthy.

For about a week.

Now the leaves are starting to turn brown and fall off. My poor apple trees. Cedar apple rust is my new enemy, and I am determined to figure out how to get rid of it.

I read that garlic can be blended and mixed with water as a spray, but you have to remove the pieces of garlic before it clogs your spray bottle. So I am going to try this on the cedar apple rust this weekend.

I will keep you all updated on the results because it seems that this is a common ailment with not many common solutions.

If there is a natural treatment for cedar apple rust I will find it and let you know about it!

2 Responses to "Cedar Apple Rust: Natural Treatment"

Have you managed to overcome Cedar rust? I am having the same issue but have not managed to find a solution yet…

Hi, just wondering how your apple trees are and if you found a natural way to treat the cedar apple rust? I have two young apple trees that I planted last fall and I am having the same problem. Thanks!

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