Plant Diseases/apple


Hi,i found your advise very useful.there are two kinds of lime i have seen one is powder and other is in solid form which out of two are used for spraying apple trees,sprinkling on soil.

Dear Vivek, Most sprays are made from a powder which is mixed with water and they are used to spray on the trees to control fungus.  The solid form would be mixed in the soil to improve the soil pH, but you would first take a pH test to find out what the acidity was to determine how much lime you should add to change it.  I hope this information helps.  Melissa

Plant Diseases

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Melissa Johnston


Plant diseases, landscaping, tropical plants, roses, herbs, plant care, grafting, horticulture, plant identification, anything about plants I can likely answer.


35 years experience in various plant businesses, 1984 Certified Texas Master Gardener.

Master Gardener Association of Texas charter member

none as of yet, but I have a plant q&a book I am in process of submitting.

Magna cum laude graduate of Texas A&M, 1978

Awards and Honors
Plant growing awards, highest grade for Texas Master Gardener graduates.

Past/Present Clients
Past member of and was very highly rated. Owned landscape company in the past, Almost Paradise, and was very successful despite little equipment, no help, and no advertising. Lived well for two years until 9/11.

©2017 All rights reserved.