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How long will my air-layered lemon tree take to produce fruit?

I air layered a branch which is at least 1 year old (between 1-2 years) from a lemon tree which is very mature, over 15 years old and fruits profusely. It developed a decent root system (not heaps of ...
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Why are the leaves on my mango seedling turning brown?

Also the tiny new leaves (on the top of the plant) are falling off right after they pop up. Then the plant grows new ones and they fall off again. Is it because of overwatering? I also recently had a ...
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Can I save a small tree that has fallen over?

I've attached the following pic for reference. I have a plum tree that's about 6 years old and stood about 3 metres tall. Anyway, it fell over last night. The ground does not seem disrupted through - ...
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Trouble with meyers lemon tree

I want to apologise if this has been asked a lot already. I have browsed through the forum and read most of the other post about this same problem. I wanted to ask again for my self since I have read ...
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How many varieties of fruit trees should I attempt to grow as a newbie orchardist?

I know just about nothing about growing fruit trees, but recently bought a house with enough land to start a home orchard. I'm tempted to buy many kinds of fruit trees at once, because they take ~5 ...
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Marcotting Duhat

Further to this question, we have been successfully able to grow roots after waiting for three months on marcotting Duhat. (My uncle decided on Duhat instead of Mango, as he says that this particular ...
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The fastest way to produce fruits from trees

I want to plant a fruit tree orchard, and I am a bit confused between: Planting trees from seeds and then grafting them Growing from existing tree cuttings Cloning branches and transplanting them ...
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What's causing our pear tree to die off in the summer and thrive in the winter?

We have a small pear tree in our garden that is displaying an odd behaviour. In the middle of the summer, all the leaves turned brown and fell. We assumed this to be a disease, such as Fire Blight or ...
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Never touched this olive tree for 10 years. How to get fruit out of it?

I have found this olive tree in my father’s garden absolutely untouched for I believe at least 10 years. It produces no fruit. Is there any way to save it? I have almost zero experience in gardening ...
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Remove turf before laying weed membrane around fruit bushes?

I planted several fruit bushes in my small orcharda couple of years ago and left the grass in place for aesthetic reasons, thinking it would look nice... But this is probably the reason they are ...
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How far apart can pollination partners be (fruit trees)?

I am running out of space for fruit trees - apples, pears, plums - in one location but have some more space a few tens of metres away, with a large hedge separating the two areas. To what extent does ...
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Why is there this white spot on this banana tree?

What is causing this white spot on this banana tree?
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Can a dry macadamia tree be saved?

I have a 5 year old macadamia tree. So far I used to water it daily using a watering computer. But I was not at home for two months and the computer battery went off. When I came back, I saw that all ...
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What is this fruit tree that looks like lime and orange?

Can't remember what these are. They are no limes. They have a sweet sour taste. You can peel them and eat them, they are so good. Around December they turn yellowish orange color. Not oranges. Any ...
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Apple tree sapling blossoming in September?

I planted a Bramley Apple sapling 2 years ago and it has just (early September in the UK) started to blossom. Is this normal for the UK?
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Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is?

My family and I ate lunch at the park today (North Carolina) and found this fruit tree. The tree is on the smaller side and has large oval leaves. The fruit is roughly two thumbs thick, is pale orange ...
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What's different about biblical fig trees?

I received a fruit tree order, and noticed that one was a "biblical fig", what is different about this one compared to the Chicago fig since both are hardy?
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How long would fruit trees take to mature if we induce early cropping?

For standard sized apple trees, it can take up to eight years for them to start producing. One common solution is to graft them onto a dwarfing rootstocks which makes them mature in just a few years. ...
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After marcotting Mango, Chico, and Duhat, when will the roots appear?

We are planning to marcot Mango, Chico and Duhat. Approximately how many days after marcotting each of these respective plants will the roots begin to appear? We ask because we live in the equatorial ...
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Does Marsh Mallow fix nitrogen?

I'm doing some research before installing a fruit forest as I can't grow vegetables on the STUN (sheet total utter neglect) method, and was wondering if the Marsh Mallow plant is a nitrogen fixer or ...
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When would fruit trees start bearing fruits if they're propagated with the layering method?

Many fruit trees take years to bear fruits. For example, apple trees can take two to seven years depending on their rootstock, and up to around 10 years if seed grown. Another interesting example is ...
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A bear pushed over my apple tree; can it be saved?

I came home tonight to find a beloved apple tree lying on the ground. I suspect a bear because I saw one yesterday climbing the same tree trying to get the apples. The tree appears completely unbroken,...
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Why are my leaves on my apple tree turning gold?

I have started this apple tree from seed. Growing it indoors. In the state of Northern Idaho. And it is the end of July beginning of August and I decided to start putting it outside during the day. ...
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I planted a clementine seed. Now what?

Several months ago just for fun I planted a seed from a clementine (or maybe it was a mandarin) in a flower pot using some organic potting soil. The pot is 8 inch in diameter and 7 inch tall and has ...
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Repairing bushes and small trees?

This spring I accidentally stepped on a redcurrant bush and snapped it just above ground level. Without much hope I taped it up using duct tape and 'splinted' it with a cane. To my surprise it has ...
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Comparing flowering duration for Cherries, Cherry Blossom, Other Stone Fruit, Apples

Are there any rules of thumb for how long various fruit trees flower for? Of specific interest - do Cherry Blossom trees have blossoms for significantly longer then regular cherry trees ? Similarly, ...
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What plant might this be? Think it might be cherry

Found this in my backyard, thought it might be black cherry or cherry laurel, but the leaves don't really match up. Some of the stems are red.
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What type of hazelnut is this?

Can anyone tell me what type of hazelnut is this? Apparently it's resistant to drought and it's likely to be an Italian one. I searched online and it's similar looking to one type, but don't want to ...
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Rust looking spots on most of the leaves of an Indian Guava (Psidium guajava)

My Indian Guava (18 months) has been getting more and more rust looking spots on its leaves. Front side: Back side: Is this a nutrition issue? (They are given a weak fertiliser about once every ...
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Plum Tree/Bush Mystery

We purchased our home two years ago and inherited what the former owner called two young "plum trees". Is this in fact a plum tree/bush? If so, what kind is it? What can I do to encourage ...
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Is there something wrong with my Rainer cherry tree?

I just noticed this sap at the base of the Rainer Cherry tree (I think, I didn’t plant it I just noticed the cherries). I don’t believe I hit it with anything but it’s possible the weedwacker hit it. ...
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from the bites of it, any ideas if it's rats or squirrel

All the fruits are being eaten up by rats/squirrels. Please help identify
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Wrinkles on Mangoo tree leaves

In my lawn I have 3-4 different types of mangoo plants (1-3 years old). Few weeks back I diagnosed that leaves are curling and turning brown, I googled it and found that its some fungus and I need to ...
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Growing plant (e.g. date palm) from the seed of the dried fruit?

I would like to grow date palm from the seed as a house plant in my flat. I have no access to the fresh date fruit, I have access to the dried date fruit only with the seede (core). Can I use the seed ...
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How to prune an apple tree

I have 2 apple trees that are about 5 yrs old. They are about 6 to 7 ft. tall, but the main stem seems to be dead. There are quite a few new branches lower down,near the base and in the middle. Is ...
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What type of fig to plant in the Netherlands

I have a garden that I would like to grow a fig tree in, currently it already has a fig, however the fig in question doesn't make a lot of fruit and we would like to get a 2nd one that does make a lot ...
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Cherry Tree - Bark peeled back and with bug holes

I've only had this cherry tree for a little over 2 years now. The bark started to peel back near the ground. After a couple branches lost all their leaves I knew something was wrong - I looked where ...
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Watering a Four Seasons Lemon Tree

I think that I am having problems with watering on my lemon tree as well. Unfortunately, I don't know if I am overwatering it or under-watering it...It looks like it is underwatered as the new ...
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Mango Tree Young & Old Leaves Curling, Turning Crispy, Drooping, and Browning at the Tips

My tree is grown under a 2000W grow light a little over 3 feet away from the top of the foliage in 70F indoor weather. I figured I had a salt toxicity problem with my old clay pot full of salt all ...
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Curly new growth on cherry tree

My new cherry tree just arrived and all of its new growth seems to be in bunches of super close and curly leaves. Is this normal? There are flowers budding at the top which makes me think the tree isn’...
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Mango Tree has Black and Brittle Tips on New and Old Foiliage. What possible remedies are there to stop this from reoccuring?

The problem is growing everyday progressing up the leaf towards the stem. Here is a big picture of old foliage being affected by it. I water my 6 month old mango every 5-7 days. It grows in a 68F-75F ...
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3 Mango Trees (6 months old); Grayish-Orange Spots heavily progressed; Blackening/brown curling leaf tips; 1 Mango Plant losing all its leaves!

Mango #1 Picture Gallery Mango #2 Picture Gallery Mango #3 Picture Gallery I have had previous problems with Mango #1 and posted here a while ago, link here I have 3 mango trees I am growing ...
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Fruit trees unproductive, shooting off lots of suckers/offsprings

So I have this huge garden at the edge of a forest, on a hilly landscape, left over from my grandparents. It's been unmaintained for 5-10 years now. There used to some great grafted fruit trees with ...
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Can Copper Fungicide be used on an apple tree with fruit already growing?

I was wondering if its possible to cover the growing apples with a plastic bag while I spray the leaves with this Copper Fungicide. I read somewhere that your not supposed to spray the Copper ...
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Why wait to lop off a bacterial canker?

There is what I think is bacterial canker on my young, multi-species fruiting plum tree. I bought it from a big box store a year ago and planted it, and I noticed this a few weeks ago. Assuming I'm ...
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Help with a (possibly) dying cherry tree sapling

So I planted this tree sapling about 6 months ago when it was only 10cm. Spring quickly came and it really began to grow. All looked well until recently where I noticed the newer leafs becoming ...
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Fruiting my Mango Tree indoors

I have a small mango tree from seed that produces wonderful white flowers. I was wondering if and how I could get some mangofruit from the tree. I live in the Netherlands and the potted mango tree ...
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Struggling pineapple plant

I have a plant pineapple that I started with the crown of another pineapple. I've had it for a few years, but for quite a few reasons, all of the leaves got ripped off, or rotted (too much moisture ...
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Why does my in-door pomegranate tree seem stressed?

I have a sweet pomegranate tree (I bought a 2-3 year old plant from here) that I bought about 9 months ago. I have it planted in a 12" diameter, 14" deep pot with drainage holes at the bottom that ...

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