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  • Sunburned leaves - remove or leave on?

    I have some new starts that have stressed or slightly sunburned leaves. They were started indoors and either too much water, too quick of a transition from indoors to outdoors, too much cold weather, too much fertilizer (MG) or a combination.

    New leaves are coming out that show no signs of damage. Should I leave the damaged leaves on or remove them? I tend to think that leaving them on will slow future growth. Some may end up with no leaves but green buds ready to pop.

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    Last edited by KDAD; 05-13-2021, 04:18 PM.
    Northern NJ Zone 6b.
    WL: Wishing I don't kill off my rooted cuttings and that they are fruitful and multiply

  • #2
    I would leave them alone.
    5B - Chitown

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    • #3
      I leave 'em in case the new plant wants to absorb their goodness. I let them fall off naturally. In established trees I would remove them for looks.
      Zone 10b, Long Beach CA. Wish list: more spaaaaaace for figs

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      • #4
        Leave them on. If they have any green left they will still help to feed the tree. If they need to come off they'll fall off on their own.
        Alpine, Texas 4500ft elevation Zone 7
        http://growingfruit.org/

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        • #5
          Thanks. Added in a picture of example leaf to original post.
          Northern NJ Zone 6b.
          WL: Wishing I don't kill off my rooted cuttings and that they are fruitful and multiply

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