Moniliaosis is caused by a microscopic fungus: the Monilia Fructigena. This disease is known to devastate the orchards, to the great misfortune of our fruit trees.
Far from being innocuous, the monilia causes the fane of the flowers, and the desiccation of the leaves. The most affected are the rotting fruit while remaining attached to the branches.
A fruit tree is such a richness in a garden that it would be a shame to let a mushroom spoil the pleasure of tasting the fruit. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent the onset of this disease.
To prevent the appearance of monilia
- it is essential to lighten the tree so that the fruits do not touch. We all agree, it always hurts to sacrifice young fruit. It is better, however, to lose a small part of the harvest than to see it devastated in its entirety.
- turnips and horseradish are valuable allies, since they inhibit this parasite. So you can plant near your trees. It is even recommended to make an infusion with the roots, and to water the flowers.
To perform a cure for moniliaosis: if you notice that a fruit or leaf is affected, pick and burn immediately. This is the best way to stop the spread of the disease.