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Bacterial Canker

This is a potentially deadly disease and it the most comer killer of stoned fruit trees, such as peaches, plums and cherries. Regular checking for the signs is the key to stopping it spreading.

You can find out what it is, what the symptoms are, what you can do about it, how it can be avoided in an informative fact sheet from Which?

See this video from Fruitwise Trees as to how to tackle the problem by pruning.

You could also think about planting canker resistant fruit trees: you can read about the most and least resistant varieties of apple tree here.