I have a new pound sweet apple tree that was doing fine . Apple leaves might turn brown due to either fungal issues or because of overall nutrient deficiencies. More. Sooty Blotch – Sooty blotch is a non-lethal but blemishing fungus that affects the fruit of an apple tree. It causes leaves to become dehydrated, and they often die and drop to the ground. I have recently begun to grow an apply tree from seed. There is a greenish mold on parts of the trunk. When the leaves of an apple tree look as if they have been burned, it could be a condition known as apple leaf scorch. We have given them several good soaks in the last month or so and the do not seem to have made an impact. Mark unread; Skip to new; Mark unread Print Skip to new. Not at all an expert of apples, but I had curling leaves earlier this year. We don’t even know where to start. Watch Reply. Best offers for your garden - http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/1Wy5buU ----- The Leaves on My Apple Tree Are Turning Brown. We have an older apple tree. When the leaves turn brown and fall off, the larvae fall to the soil, where they over winter in a pupae phase. I did not expect fruit this year but there were two small apples growing on two of the branches. How to Treat Apple Leaf Curling Midge While the apple leaf curling midge does not usually cause significant damage to apple crops in older, mature orchards, the pest can cause major damage to nurseries and young orchards. Tree Diseases With Leaf Curling. Did your supplemental watering help? This spring it was covered with blossoms, but no fruit came. Collar Rot – Collar rot is a particularly bad apple tree problem. Did you ever learn more? Soulsecho Baltimore, MD Jun 06, 2012. Trees that have recently been transplanted often experience a difficult period of transplant shock, leading to a host of potential problems, including leaf wilt, leaf scorch, yellowing leaves, and leaf rolling or curling. Don't assume you need to water a tree more just because it has brown leaves when its foliage would normally be green. Faith, How is your tree? Hi! Leaf scorch is a condition that interferes with the balance of water input and output in a plant. When an otherwise healthy tree's leaves begin to curl, a disease is often the culprit. We have a 3 year old Red Delicious and a 50+ year old green apple tree that have the same curl. Eventually a canker (dying area) will appear at the base of the tree, girdling and killing the tree. It has been going surprisingly well until about two weeks ago now when I came home from a weekend away to find several of the leaves had wilted. Some spots on.leaves, but most have fallen off and curling. It started dying in patches, with leaves turning brown and falling off and twigs becoming dead. Initially, it will cause stunted or delayed growth and blossoming, yellowing leaves and leaf drop. The leaves are starting to selectively brown and die. 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