May 16, 2007

Black knot

What is that black glob on my cherry tree? If you've noticed black galls or growths on the branches of your cherry or plum trees, you could have black knot. This disease is caused by the fungus Apiosporina morbosa and typically affects both wild and cultivated cherry, chokecherry, and plum species. Black cherry and pin cherry are not susceptible to black knot.

Harvesting the Cole Crops

Vegetables must be harvested at the proper stage of maturity in order to obtain the highest quality produce. The harvest and storage recommendations for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and other cole crops are listed below.