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Tall Citrus tree is more like a leggy bush

I have 5 citrus trees that I inherited from the previous homeowners. Two are mandarin orange trees. (One tastes like delicious candy. The other needs some help, as it's dry.) There's also an orange (?)...
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Will strawberries grow in plant?

Today I went to the supermarket and saw some small pots with strawberry plants. I'd never seen a strawberry plant before, and I wanted to buy it, but decided to check here before. We live in the ...
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What Disease is on my Mango Plant? Are there any remedies to cure it?

I'm growing a mango tree and discovered a few days ago some oily dots on the top of a lot of the leaves and on the back of those specific leaves were black patches scattered around. A few isolated ...
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How do I prune the broken branches of my plum tree?

I have a plum tree that's about 8 years old. For the first time last year, it produced a bumper crop, having only given a few the previous years. Not realising it was a good idea, I never pruned it. ...
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Young Mango Tree Dying

Could anyone tell me how to save this tree? I am in planting zone 9b, so I know it is not the climate. When I had it in a pot outside and neglected to water it, the leaves turned brown too. I started ...
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What should i do with this mulberry tree?

Last year i had planted 4 mulberry trees outside but slowly they all started to die. I figured it was the soil. It was badly compacted. Eventually, i was left with just one which i decided to pull out ...
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Oranges are disappearing from my trees

I have 2 navel orange trees that have always maintained a healthy productive yield of oranges every year here in North Florida ar the eastern Jacksonville area more specifically, Nassau county which ...
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Young mango tree leaves get blackish and fall off

I have planted a mango seed and it was growing fine until a few days ago I noticed that one of the leaves had started going blackish. When I touched it, it fell. Yesterday I noticed that another one ...
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Training Fruit trees to form low fences

I recently visited a country estate in the UK. The gardens had a number of large beds and the paths through these beds where all lined with low (2 foot or so) fences to create the barrier. The really ...
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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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Tree support with plastic hose wrapping around

Few months ago I bought a persimmon fruit tree. I didn't have any supporting materials and was in a hurry so I used some plastic hose material with metal wire and wrap around the tree like picture ...
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Lighting for indoor citrus to produce full fruit

I'm getting a few different citrus trees I'd like to grow against the wall in my living room. I currently have a hydroponic veggie setup so I'm not a total beginner. I was wondering what lighting I ...
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Why are my lemon tree’s leaves curling?

Help! Our lemon tree’s leaves are completely curled. They started curling around four days ago or so. We thought it was an under-watering issue, but since a heavy watering nothing has changed (maybe ...
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How crooked should my young fruit tree be to warrant staking?

I planted some fruit trees on level ground about 18 months ago. A couple of them have developed a slight lean. I understand that staking is not necessarily a good idea unless there is "too much lean....
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How long can rhubarb, raspberry canes and gooseberry be left out of soil

i have raspberry canes and a gooseberry plant I have bought through my allotment which have been delivered, they are not in soil and the roots are in a plastic bag. I also have 3 rhubarb plants I ...
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Avocado tree growing unhealthy - Brown spots, frizzle leaves

The issue: I have a 1.5 year old Avocado tree which has been growing for the worse since the summer. The medical history: (Lots of pictures ahead) It started before I did its first pot change. It ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Please identify this plant?

I also saw this plant in a house in Florida. The fruit (if that’s what it is) is small, it’s the same diameter as a regular pencil. Can anyone identify it? And is it edible? This is what the inside ...
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Some of my walnut trees have double trunks. Is it safe and wise to remove one?

I have bought an orchard which has some walnut that are about 10 years old. These walnuts have been never pruned. Some of them have two or three trunks. Is it safe or wise to remove one of them? Can ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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Unusual CT tree ID please

Please help me ID this tree. I have been trying to find it for a few years now and I don’t know what it is. The tree looks like a dogwood right until the fruit start to swell, then one realized it ...
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Completely new to apple tree care in Alabama, any tips?

Completely new to the site, and have never had more than a small garden in my yard, but I'm about to move to a decent plot of land (~40 acres) in northern Alabama. Near the house are a couple of apple ...
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How to reduce plum harvest?

Is there a time-efficient (possibly chemical) way to reduce the number of plums generated during one season - while keeping the tree healthy? The intent is to keep the tree as a source of shadows, ...
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Mist vs dripping irrigation for fruit trees

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? I suspect that mist is more expensive, but covers a larger area of the tree roots.
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Is it time to transplant these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants?

As you can see, I have two seedlings in each "container." I don't want their growth to be stunted because they are so close to each other. I know that normally, you would thin them out at this point. ...
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Why is my Mango leaves turning brown?

Can someone help me?!?!? I started leaving my mango plant outside so it can get used to it, but 2 days later the leaves started turning brown! It was fine the first day, but when I woke up in the ...
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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Why is my passion fruit's leaves are yellow? Is it dying?

I've bought a plant of passion fruit. Recently I've changed the ground of it. Several days ago the leaves began to be yellow and curled up. The photos are below. Could you please give an advise how ...
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Can I plant a lychee in a pot?

I have a small garden, about 90 sq.m. I've grown some lychee plants from seed, and I'd love to plant them in my garden, but I don't want the tree to take over my whole yard. If I plant it in a large ...
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Will small tomato plant thrive under strong heat sun?

I bought this small tomato plant at a grocery store. I'm considering moving it to our rooftop. In the rooftop, it will receive shade during sunrise and sunset (there are buildings on both sides), ...
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What fruit trees to grow in clay soil - USDA hardiness zone 9a/10?

I have a tall order - Are there any fruit trees which will grow well with little work in clay soil and can handle wet winters where the temperature gets to -5c occassionally? Ideally trees which ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using a Tree watering spike?

(In Southern Cali) I've been racking my brain about a recent remodel of our irrigation system in a certain zone that has 2 large fig trees in the middle of a section of grass. The main trunk of each ...
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Can I save my apple tree? Trunk's been bored practically through

I don't know how I missed it, but one of my apple trees has been bored by some insect(s) or even maybe by birds practically through: Now, the tree still looks healthy, all the leaves are green, there ...
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Undersized fruit

My plum tree is about 10 years old and has fruited for a few years. It produces loads of fruit, loses a lot before ripening, but they remain the size of a very large olive and I don't know how to ...
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An indoor Meyer lemon with almost no leaves (in S England)

I've had this tree for about 7 months. I watered it according to the nursery instructions...water until it runs into the tray then wait until it is dry for about 6 inches on the top. I also ...
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Is using sprinkler system in orchard a wise choice?

My orchard has walnut, apricot and apple trees and I have alfalfa as cover crop. For now I am using surface irrigation. I am planing to change my system to drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation. ...
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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A newly planted Persimmon tree has limp leaves, and black spots on them. What to do, please?

The persimmon tree was planted about 8 weeks ago - before a 3 day heatwave hit. Not sure it that was the problem, but it's leaves are turned inwards, and it's not thriving. We've watered it thoroughly ...
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Will my mango seed live if the root is broken

https://i.stack.imgur.com/FaxRH.jpg While tending this mango seed I accidentally broke the root off.I was wondering if the mango is no longer going to live or if it’s gonna make it.
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Identifying a potential Greengage Plum tree

We think that this is a plum tree, but we are not 100% sure and just wanted to confirm that there aren't any poisonous look-alikes out there before we taste one. From the small size of the fruit we ...
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Chance for a tree to grow from common seed

There is a message being shared around on Facebook in Romania that basically asks the readers to keep the seeds and pits from fruit that they ate (fruit bought from supermarkets or local farmers) ...
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Big hole on young Gemini apple tree trunk

The hole was much smaller before. It's getting bigger & more bark areas around it are cracking now. The hole & around areas are dry to the touch. Tree is 9 or 10 years old. It grows slower for ...
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Repairing a young apple tree with a snapped branch

This year I purchased a young "family" apple tree, with three varieties of apple grafted onto a single plant. It was planted in March and has flowered happily and is producing fruit. I staked it when ...
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How to get rid of ants without harming the tree

Several days ago I found in my garden hunderds of big black ants. What's worst: I traced them and found that their hole is at the base of my young Macademia tree. Can I get rid of the ants without ...
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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?

Pictures first, some discussion follows. Context shot.. Close up of the splintered limb.. The limb is probably about a half-inch in diameter. You can see that I attempted to prop it up, which was ...
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White stuff in lemon tree branches?

The stuff literally looks like white paint drops that fell on the plant. it’s all over the plant and it’s not paint. What is it and what can I do to get rid of it? Is it contagious? Thanks.
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How do I get a mango seed to go from the first shoot to a healthy plant?

I followed a video I found on youtube (can't find it again now), which said to wrap the seed in damp paper and leave in a plastic bag for a few weeks until the root and shoot started sprouting. I did ...
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Peach leaves drying up and falling off

I just bought a peach tree about a little over a week ago. It's still in the container as I haven't had a chance to plant it. It seemed fine when I got it, but in the time I've had it the leaves have ...
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Peach tree leaves turning yellow

I have a Hale Haven peach tree that has leaves turning yellow and falling off. I live in Kansas and we just had so much rain. I have never seen this yellowing before this year. I also have rug laid ...
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BLACKENING on edge of pear tree leaves & shoots

I can’t figure out what this is on my dwarf pear tree. I’ve looked around the plant and can’t see any pests. The tree is 3-4 years old. I have had the tree for two years. It’s 3-4 years old and ...

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