Quince Leaves Turning Brown – Treating A Quince With Brown Leaves

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Quince Leaves Turning Brown – Treating A Quince With Brown Leaves

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Why does my quince have brown leaves? The primary reason for a quince with brown leaves is a common fungal disease known as quince leaf blight. The disease affects a number of plants, including pears, pyracantha, medlar, serviceberry, photinia and hawthorn, but is seen most frequently and tends to be more severe on quince. Read on to learn about managing browning quince leaves caused by this troublesome disease. About Quince Leaf Blight Quince leaf blight is the most common reason for quince leaves turning brown. Small spots on the leaves is the first sign of quince leaf blight. The tiny spots form larger blotches, and soon, the leaves turn brown and drop from the plant. Shoot tips may die back and the fruit may be brown and distorted. In severe cases, the disease may be fatal. The fungus (Diplocarpon mespili) overwinters

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