Something eating jaboticaba leaves?


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I have a young jaboticaba tree in south Florida. I just planted it a few months ago and it's now putting out its first set of new leaves. I noticed on some of the new leaves there are holes in them. I tried looking all over the leaves and can't find any bugs that might be eating them. Any idea what it can be and if it's a problem? Thanks
 

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Looks like beetle damage, probably from cucumber beetles. There has been an outbreak of them all over the southern US. Usually they attack a plant and move on which apparently is what happened here. Just keep an eye on your tree and if they show up again spray them with a spinosad based product.
 
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So I'm now having an issue with the leaves burning at the tips. It's pretty widespread and even showing up on the very new leaves. Any idea what the problem might be? I've been watering it every few days with tap water (barely been getting any rain over the past few months). Since I assume my water is on the alkaline side, I put soil acidifier on it on May 8, and last fertilized it with a 10-10-10 slow release on February 7. Any ideas? Thanks
 

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So I'm now having an issue with the leaves burning at the tips. It's pretty widespread and even showing up on the very new leaves. Any idea what the problem might be? I've been watering it every few days with tap water (barely been getting any rain over the past few months). Since I assume my water is on the alkaline side, I put soil acidifier on it on May 8, and last fertilized it with a 10-10-10 slow release on February 7. Any ideas? Thanks
It looks a lot like two things are happening. One is a lack of water. They should never dry out and the soil should stay slightly moist. And second it appears to be suffering from iron chlorosis. This should be addressed with Chelated Iron. When you water, water very very slowly for an extended period of time. Soak the ground thoroughly. The browning started quite awhile ago, probably before you started watering. These trees grow in many types of soils, including alkaline.
 
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