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How many years does it take for a Quince to fruit?

I'm considering getting a Quince (Cydonia Oblonga) tree for my dad for father's day in zone 4A, and was wondering how long after planting it would start producing fruit.
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Why did my fig tree stop making fruit?

Six years ago I planted a fig tree that was given to me. I was told it was a "dwarf" fig but there has never been anything dwarf about it. Within a couple of years of planting the tree it began ...
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Why are the leaves of my fig trees drying and falling off?

I have several fig trees. Some of them seem to be contracting some sort of illness - leaves dry and fall off completely. This does not seem to weather or water related. Watering them does not help ...
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What type of caterpillar is black with a white arrow on its back?

I was out looking at the apple tree today to see if I have any fruit forming yet. not this year it seems, but then I find a caterpillar sitting on a leaf, and it looks like it's floating on it. What ...
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Is it a big deal if the upper parts of papaya roots are exposed like this?

Water washes away the soil around papaya roots, leaving their upper parts partly exposed, like this: Close up: The tree in the photos is the most serious example I have. Yet it seems perfectly ...
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How to identify Amelanchier species

I am going to take cuttings from an Amelanchier tree this spring. I would like to know what differentiates the various species (height, leaf shape, bark, etc.) in order to identify it. The tree is ...
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Is my tree diseased? Can I cure it?

I have a two-year-old apricot tree about six feet tall growing in a salvaged water tank. Many if not most of the leaves have one or more of little "blisters" on their stalks, as shown below (each ...
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How do I recognize a hermaphrodite papaya tree?

I know how to recognize males and females (based on flowers), but how can I recognize a hermaphrodite papaya?