How to Identify and Control Cotton Root Rot in Fruit and Nut Trees

Dead fruit trees killed from cotton root rot (Phymatotrichum omnivorum) in an orchard setting.

Cotton root rot infects more than 2,300 plant species in the southwest, including apples, peaches, almonds, and most other fruit and nut trees. While the disease is usually fatal, there are some steps you can take that might save your tree. Read on at Gardener’s Paths to find what to do if your tree has this disease.

How and When to Harvest Almonds

Close up of a pile of almonds on a white ground cloth under an orchard canopy. A man in the background continues to hand pick some off the ground.

Do you have an almond tree in your yard or a small nut orchard that’s starting to produce? How do you beat the squirrels and gather them? It’s an easy and straightforward process once you have a few tips and techniques. Find out everything you need to know to gather your own almonds with our detailed guide now!