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Apple scab, or leaf spot, is a common problem with crab apples. It is a fungus that first affects emerging leaves in the spring during moist conditions. Although apple scab rarely kills crab apples it can cause heavy defoliation by mid summer. Leaves become covered in brown spots and the tree becomes unsightly as it drops leaves and thins out. The best way to treat apple scab is to spray the trees with fungicide in early spring when the leaves first emerge, often followed up with a second application two weeks later. After the tree has leafed out it becomes difficult to control the fungus.