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Questions tagged [fruit-trees]

For questions about trees that are grown for their fruit.

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Why is this clementine/mandarin tree so small and why has it stopped growing?

I planted a clementine or mandarin tree from seed maybe two or three years ago. I don't think it has grown much over the last couple of years. See photo (with a sticky note for scale). It doesn't grow,...
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Hello, flowers of my caqui tree turned brown any idea why?

Hello, flowers of my caqui tree turned brown any idea why? Soil is sand
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Are birds effective at eating all the berries off trees that you don't eat yourself? [closed]

I've heard that plants will reduce yields if they don't have everything picked off them, so this got me wondering how effective birds are at picking everything off plants that we don't pick ourselves.
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Can I inoculate crabapple tree logs with mushroom plugs?

My wife and I are interested in setting up a bit of a stumpery as a feature in the garden and a friend of ours has a crabapple tree he wants me to remove from his property. I was wondering if it was ...
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Why are my orange trees dropping new leaves and getting dry?

Up until a few days ago, these orange trees were doing fine and well. They had nice new growth. Since three days ago I've been finding them dropping some of the newer leaves, along with some of the ...
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Help! My cat broke the seed pod off my mango seedling, Will it still grow?

As I was planting my mango seedling I kept the seed above the soil because I liked the look of it it was really silly as my cat jumped up and paw landed on the pod snapping the pod off! The mango ...
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What do I do with this pile of branches, collected from pruning?

After pruning my trees I piled up branches and I was thinking of shredding these with some wood shredder and using them as mulch. But unfortunately there is no shredder nearby this village and I can'...
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What are these things on my apple tree?

I have recently bought an orchard. And one of my trees has these things on its bark. Is these some kind of infection? is it important and what should I do about it?
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Finding How many hours my orchard have been under 7°C

I have bought an orchard which has 42 apple trees 30 apricots and 22 walnuts. And I want to know if my orchard is suitable for apple farming or not. I have red that apple trees should be in a location ...
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How to prune this newly bought cherry?

I bought this cherrytree (hedelfinger) for cheap. Therefore you get what you pay for I guess. I want to prune it in a good shape(open vase/goblet as I read thats the best choice. However it currently ...
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What can I do for this apple tree in utah?

What can I do for this tree? It seems to be losing bark and it looks like moss is growing on it. Is it sick? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ufNWtzx8jVPRrE9F_gzgduhhU4bvdNSk/view?usp=drivesdk https:...
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The Tree of Knowledge according to Enoch [closed]

In the Biblical tradition the Forbidden Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Eden is commonly thought to be apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, or mushrooms....
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Lemon lisbon issue and Brown branches on orange tree

I have a problem with lemon leaves. I have a 3,5 yrs old lemon tree in a container which has been dormant from october till now and i have moved it outside (15 degrees celsius). Almost all leaves fell ...
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Persimmon tree care

I've just got a young Fuyu persimmon tree, that looks like about 2-3 years old. I've heard, it needs to be pruned for the further health of the tree. What is the proper way to prune a fuyu persimmon ...
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How messy are male American persimmons?

I know that I shouldn't plant kaki persimmons or seedling or female American persimmons near sidewalks and driveways, because the fruit will fall off and make a mess on the concrete. What about a ...
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How much sunlight is required to grow a coffee plant indoors?

I’m trying to grow some coffee plants inside and I have no good place where they get all their needs so I want to start with a blank slate and control everything myself. I know coffee plants like ...
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Are cherries from the market irradiated?

I bought some sweet cherries in season last summer and decided to see if I could germinate some for planting. I "de-nutted" maybe 20+ of them and placed them in damp paper towels in the refrigerator ...
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Mango plant drying out after rubbing off white small insects

My plant was full of white small insects really small ones and a lot of them in big amount on a small surface of the leaves and branches.. and instead of using soap and olive oil solution i started to ...
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Why growing fruit trees from seed won't yield the same fruit of the same tree?

Why is it necessary to graft a tree to get the desired species and not rely on the tree's seeds?
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Planting and landscaping around a grave

This is a graveyard in South Asia. My goal is to grow some plants covering the rather bare area. What kind of plants would thrive here? From trees, flowering plants to ground covers. Plus, something ...
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Which pesticide should I use for the orange trees?

My orange tree seems to have some disease. The leaves are bubbled and curled (the photos below). Does anybody know the name of the disease? Which pesticide should I use to cure it?
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Should I plant anything under dwarfing apple trees grown in containers?

I have a couple of apple trees on very dwarfing (M27) rootstock, than I have planted into patio containers, approximately 50 litres each, with a top diameter around 50cm. I am wondering whether I ...
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Calculate fruit yield year-on-year, given yield at maturity and time to first fruiting?

I'm putting together a plan for a fruit wine business, and need to calculate expected yields for fruit trees each year from the date of planting. I have found various resources that provide 'time to ...
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Part of the citrus leaves are dull and dark graying

I did look up different diseases online but I'm having a hard time finding a match for these symptoms, the leaves with the dull color feel drier and not as smooth the the touch as regular normal ...
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Resource for time until maturity and yield of fruit trees? [closed]

I'm putting together a plan for a fruit wine business, and need to calculate expected yields for fruit trees each year from the date of planting. I have found various resources that provide 'time to ...
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Agroforest guild of apple, hazelnut, and black locust?

Is this tree guild particularly promising or not: apple, hazelnut, and black locust? Or substitute apple for other fruits like pear or currants or mulberry, and black locust for some other kind of ...
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Peach root fungus?

Could someone recognize the disease in these peach tree roots? The smell is hard to describe but it's definitely not pleasing.
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My poor sick apple tree - what’s the mould?

This apple tree has this growth on many of its branches (say, 30%). It also hardly produces any fruit. How can I make this tree healthier?
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does fruit tree absorb pesticide and fungicide from the root level and will persist inside the fruit it produce? (specifically lime and date trees)

The specific situation is where there are two trees -- one lime and another date tree plant among the grass in the backyard where the grass area will get sprayed with conventional pesticide and ...
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Aromatic firewood: What is the fastest growing prunus plant?

Prunus firewood smells nice when burned, and the smoke can be used to flavour food (it adds a cherry-like flavour). I'm curious if it would be feasible to grow prunus plants specifically for using ...
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Grow carambola/starfruit in a pot?

Can a carambola tree grow in a pot in the Caribbean? I'm visiting a friend in Florida and he has a carambola tree in his backyard. Can I just take one of the fruits and plant it in a big pot? Or ...
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Repot dragon fruit in a definitive pot

I planted these cuttings two months ago and I have a lot of questions. Is it time for repotting? I have 26 liters pots. Is it enough? Can I plant more than one in the same pot? What kind of soil ...
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What happened to my kumquat tree?

My kumquat tree began producing fruit this year that seems to be part lemon and part orange. Always just good kumquats before now. We do have both the lemon tree and orange trees nearby. How does ...
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Why is my avocado tree dropping its leaves?

I live in S. Florida (zone 10B). We planted a grafted avocado this past May. All year it's been doing pretty well, and we got a few small fruits a few weeks ago. Shortly after harvest, it started to ...
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Handling a Cherimoya Tree

Does anyone have any experience with Cherimoya Trees??? We have one in our backyard. Last year, it produced some decent size fruit. This year, it seems like there are more fruits sprouting, and the ...
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Will interwoven espaliered fruit trees of different types hurt or inhibit each other?

Suppose I want to espalier a row of trees into a woven boundary, something like this: Would it matter if the trees were of different types (e.g. apple, pear, cherry, plum)? Will the interwoven ...
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Stone Fruit trees vs cherry-blossoms

I'm considering planting a row of trees primarily for their blossoms (I'm in rural Auckland - occasional temps down to -4c, typically high of 25c in summer) - which leads to 2 questions. Are there ...
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Identify what kind of lime tree I have!

I have 3 of these on my property. They were here when my parents bought the property in 1974. They are not Kaffir limess because the do not have the double leaves. The fruit are mostly small and ...
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Does a Pear tree get more fruit on the side facing the sun?

We have a large (more than 12 meters high) Pear tree in our garden. I have the feeling that it gets more fruit on the south facing side (I live in Sweden, so that would be the side facing the sun). I ...
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training branched-olive sapling

I need help finding the pruning and training techniques to have branched-olive (no central axis) produced from semi-hard cuttings instead of standard format. thanks
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Protecting a pineapple plant from snow?

In Jerusalem we have warm enough weather to grow pineapples, with plenty of sunshine and sunny days. But every few years it will snow, and everything will get covered in a dusting of snow for about a ...
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How to tackle this disease on an apricot tree

We live in Vienna, Austria, very near the Danube river. We planted this apricot tree back in spring of 2015 as a small tree bought from a local nursery. It has been growing very quickly and was ...
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What is this tree and do I need a pollinating partner?

I recently moved and I found this tree/shrub in my backyard. It is about 1.2m tall It produced a single fruit which looked a lot like a cherry, although it had plenty of flowers. My main question ...
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What kind of green apple is this, and is it safe to eat it?

Can anyone tell me what kind of apple tree this is and if it’s safe to eat the apples? It’s a shame to see these go to waste but I’m afraid to eat them without knowing.
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What types of tree are these?

I would like to know the names of these trees. And whether the small black berry looking fruits are edible. Edit: The small tree is not doing well, so I want to learn more about this tree in order to ...
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How to grow a grafted avocado in bad soil?

I live in St.Croix and want to plant into the ground a grafted avocado tree that is 2'ft (60 cm) high. I live close to the ocean. I see lots of mango trees in the neighborhood, but few if any ...
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What plants are these?

I threw a bunch of seeds and fruits over the year to my backyard and now two plants showing up: I am just curious if they are anything valuable before I pull them. I am in Pacific Northwest. Thanks.
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Why is my young fuyu persimmon tree struggling?

I have a young fuyu persimmon tree that’s struggling quite a bit. It’s watered by a drip system connected to a Rachio controller. I checked the soil, and it doesn’t appear too dry. Am I watering it ...
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What’s wrong with my mango tree?

The mangos sometimes fall off, but most of them develop like a split right in the middle where it’s curved (dry, then it falls off). This did not happen last year. We water it 2-3 times a week, ...