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Questions tagged [fruit-trees]

For questions about trees that are grown for their fruit.

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Indoor Coffee Plant Grow Light Amount

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, ...
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Can I get fruit from an olive tree in the UK?

Our local garden centre has some mature olive trees reduced substantially, but still by no means cheap. We're in a secluded spot in North East England; is getting fruit from an olive tree this far ...
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Growing Strawberry Tree from Fruit

I am very heartbroken to have had to have my beautiful mature Strawberry Tree taken out. I could not afford to have it transplanted, but I want to preserve it in some way. I did not think to ask for ...
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What is wrong with this peach/apricot?

There's a young tree in my in-laws garden, I'm 90% sure it's a peach/apricot. As you can see in the pictures, it doesn't look healthy. Can someone point me to what may be wrong with it? A couple of ...
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Why do I have 2 little tree sprouts growing from one Lychee nut seed

I have a Lychee seedling I started with moist paper towels. I've done 25 all together, though not all at the same time. They are all planted now. June 21st was my first 5, July 10th I planted my last ...
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Thousands of tiny white eggs (?) on fig tree leaves - what are they? What to do?

I'm in Long Island and have a fig tree in my yard. I added some top-soil to the base a week or so ago. I don't know if it is related, but yesterday I found that the leaves are infested with what look ...
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Why do some of my nectarines have missing skin and deeply damaged interior sections?

I have an approximately 4 ft tall baby nectarine tree. Some, but not all, of the fruits, have large areas of missing skin, and deeply damaged dark interior sections. I live in zone 9b in Northern ...
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What could be causing my top kakis' leaves to turn yellow and sick?

These two kaki were planted last year, and I was thinking there were doing pretty good. But as you'll see on the pictures, leaves are really light green, and the topmost ones show brown and black ...
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What to use - seed grown citrus as rootstock?

I have been growing a "clementine tree" from seed for about three years now and decided that I might want to experiment with some grafting onto it. So, I went away to try and went way overboard (as ...
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Should I prune skeletonized leaves?

Follow up to this question. I've killed all of the Japanese beetles on my fruit trees, and will continue to monitor them every morning. Unfortunately I have a lot of skeletonized leaves. Seems like ...
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Does anyone know how to remedy fire-blight?

Our neighborhood apple trees all have fireblight, I do see one tree with apples starting to appear, but the others do not have fruit.
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Can root sprouts from a very old Baldwin apple be from a different rootstock?

We had a very old Baldwin apple tree (more than 100 years old) that finally fell down last year. It now seems to be developing sprouts from the roots. My question is: since this is a very old tree, ...
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Should I thin out apples or let the 'June Drop' take care of this?

June Drop is where apple trees (maybe others?) tend to fruit prolifically from every flower, then naturally thin out a lot as the fruit start to grow - typically around June. I'm unsure if this means ...
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Beetles on my fruit trees

I have some plum and peach trees and have noticed several of these beetles on each one. There are also a lot of holes in the leaves which I assume are the beetles eating them. Now if that’s just ...
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Are there online stores that specialize in selling plants in pots that bear fruit? [closed]

I live in the Caribbean, and I have 400 square feet of outdoor space where I can put all types of pots (it's concrete). So lately I've been interested in growing some potted plants that bear fruit or ...
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Drying and curled up leaves on pluot tree

We planted the tree about 2 months ago. It was thriving beautifully. Last week suddenly the leaves curled up and dried becoming brown. It coincided with dry days (I’m in northeast) so I started ...