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New Trees growing from old root system

I have two little apple trees growing out of the main root system of a 30yr old Apple tree. Is it possible to relocate them to a different part of the yard? They are roughly 4 feet and 6 feet away ...
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Saving plants from cold front

It’s kind of to late but in Texas we got a unusual front that harmed all kinds of native plants and grasses, our lawn and plants were on of them. I’ve tried some home remedies with natural composites ...
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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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Fuji Apple Tree Trunk Problems

starting to get some trunk issues on a young fuji apple tree. We are also seeing tiny black ants attacking spots and trying to make holes. Can anybody give some advice on what this is or how we can ...
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Cherry tree leaf brown edge

I bought cordon apple trees and cherry trees 22 May, 2019. recently I start having problems. It was identified as apple scab and recommended Vitax Copper Mixture, which I spread on all the trees apple ...
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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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Which pesticide should I use for the orange trees?

My orange tree seems to have some disease. The leaves are bubbled and curled. Does anybody know the name of the disease? Which pesticide should I use to cure it?
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Urgent my favourite avocado tree is dying, please help me!

[ I planted my avocado tree almost a year ago and I forgot to water it for 2 weeks due to my exams. It looks dried up now. The top of the stem looks wrinkled and shrivelled, but the rest of the stem ...
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Why are my apricots falling off the tree?

Our apricot tree is about 5 years old. It produced awesome big apricots last year, but this year they are dropping off the tree at the size of a quarter. It looks like the stems that connect the ...
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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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How to branch indoors grown mango?

I have this mango tree, which is about 7-8 years old and 150cm - 200cm high. But its still not branching, still only growing new straight trunk. How do I make it to branch abit? Should I prune it? If ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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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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Plum tree set fruit but now it's all gone

My plum tree - 4 years old but pruned incorrectly in 2nd year so was hoping for fruit this year - blossomed beautifully and tiny green fruits appeared. Now a few weeks later I can't see any fruit on ...
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New persimmon tree bought from home depot dying

I bought the young persimmon tree from Home Depot last week. but it seems like it is not doing so well. We mixed the soil provided in the base with the original soil in the ground, and put ~3 inch of ...
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Why are the leaves of my peach trees turning yellow?

With the help of the internet I think I've narrowed down a yellow leaf problem on some peach trees to a couple various causes. However, after comparing pictures - they look different. Back to the ...
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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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Are the roots of cherry trees dangerous to house foundations?

We have a fruiting cherry tree which is 18 months old. It's planted quite close to the house. Are the roots dangerous to the property?
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Why is fruit of my sweet cherry tree shrinking and disappearing?

I have a 10+ years old sweet cherry tree. I applied only minimal pruning throughout these years, and it grew (by itself) into a beautiful natural-looking 6m/20ft high pyramidal tree, with central ...
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Should I fertilize young mango and avocado trees which have stopped growing?

I have a few mango and avocado trees. They are between 5 and 6 months old. They appear to have stopped growing. Should I fertilize them, or is it too early? If it is too early for fertilization, what ...
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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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Does pruning a plum tree to maintain its size and shape prevent it from fruiting?

I have a plum tree that is around six years old (possibly a year or two older - I forget exactly when I got it). I'm very keen that the tree not get so big that I have to use a ladder to pick the ...
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Pear tree deficiencies - weak looking growth

I have never seen this before. Tree looks weak, the only thing that had changed this year was few grafts that woke up early on in the season and grew vigorously. Could they have depleted some ...
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Can I save this Cherry Plum?

This is the cherry plum I am trying to save in my new back yard (tree was overgrown with weeds for years and we just moved in an I have been restoring the backyard). Any help or suggestions would be ...
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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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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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How and when to plant young grafted fruit tree?

Our backyard is in a Mediterranean climate (Adelaide plains, South Australia) and we've been gifted a young grafted apple tree which has its root ball still wrapped in plastic. It's about 1.3m (4ft) ...
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What does S1S4 (or similar) mean in the context of cherries?

I read about cherries, and each cultivar is associated to a mark like S1S4, S3S6 - or similar. I understand this is something related to genes, but could not find a comprehensive explanation on this ...
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Should I remove apples on my potted apple tree to allow the others to ripen?

I have a potted columnar apple tree that I bought last year. It is about 130cm high and in a pot of around 40-50L. I have had the pleasant surprise to see it forming several dozens of small apples ...
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I have a problem with an apricot tree

I have a young apricot tree that has fruit on it already here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have some nights coming up that temps will be 32°F (or 0°C - frost). Do I need to protect the tree if it ...
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Are there trees with edible fruit from the family Mimosaceae?

I am looking to graft (I hope this is the right word) some fruit on top of an "Acacia saligna". Can this be done? What fruit tree types would be suitable for this? The temperatures where I ...
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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 temperatures are down to -4°C, typically high of 25°C in summer) - which leads to 2 questions. ...
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What is this (fungus?) on my fruit trees, and should I treat it?

I have several fruit trees (Apple, Cherry, and Peach) that all have an identical growth on the bark. It looks like a fungus to me, but I'm uncertain of the exact identification and what to use to ...
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Orange tree flower blossom

Is this normal? Do I have insect problem?
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How to prune a young cherry tree that was left alone since being planted

I recently moved into a house with lots of horticultural learning opportunities :) This is a semi-dwarf cherry and the cultivar is Montmorency tart cherry. It was planted at least two years ago and (...
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The Lateral branch on a Red Clapp's Pear 3 tier espalier tree broke at the graft. How can I replace it?

I reconnected and taped the original branch back in place but it eventually died. There is a healthy matching branch on the other side of the trunk. Can I cut it in 1/2 and graft the cutting onto the ...
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How to tell a nectarine tree from a peach tree?

Nectarines are actually peaches with an active recessive gene (e.g. similar genetics to red hair in humans). Commercial nectarines are cultivars with this gene. Although it is relatively rare, in ...
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Suggested pot size for fruit trees?

In different orangeries the pots for fruit trees (in particular citrus fruit) seem rather small compared to what some gardeners suggest, and also compared to the following root ball table. What ...
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What should I do to papaya seeds prior to planting?

I get my papaya seeds straight out of fruits. Usually, each seed has this slimy, transparent membrane around it. Should I remove that before planting them? And, whether yes or no, why? I've heard ...
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Zone 7 fruit trees that will thrive in wet soil

I'm looking to get a line of fruit trees growing at the edge of my property, which: is in Zone 7, Northern Virginia is not well drained / is often moist gets full sun is about 100ft of linear space (...
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What is causing the bark on my crabapple to crack and peel off?

I have a flowering crabapple in my yard whose bark has several large areas where it cracks and curls away from the wood underneath: Hover over any image for description / click for full size I don't ...
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Fruit tree species with root system that help stabilizing earth and stop erosion?

Which species of fruit trees (or some other productive species, like nuts, berries, eathables ... can also help with its root system in stabilizing the earth, binding water and thus protect against ...
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Tips about trying to get tree sapling to grow after winter fallout

I sprouted this sapling from seed in my backyard, and it grew to a foot tall with 2 big leaves in 2 months. But winter came and it stunted its growth, and the top part of the stem dried up. Now it is ...
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Perfect trees that doesn't require pruning

Recently I've finished pruning fruit trees and two 'weird' question crossed my mind: Is it possible to produce a tree (or fruit or vegetable) that doesn't need pruning at all? Is possible to achieve ...
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Should I leave fallen apples (windfall) to rot under the tree?

I'm co-maintaining a small orchard. Often, noone will look after it for a while. Nature conservation and tree/ecosystem health is more important for the group of maintainers than a high yield. After ...
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Why is my 10 year old Meyer lemon tree suddenly producing orange fruit after producing yellow fruit for several years?

My 10 year old Meyer lemon tree potted in 10 inch pot and doing well, started producing orange fruit instead of yellow fruit. I have pictures to demonstrate but I can't figure out how to attach them.
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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?
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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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Should I prune this Java Plum (Syzygium cumini) or not?

I have this plant grown from seed of the fruit that was planted last year after summer (probably around August). They were lush green and the leaves are really big. However, this plant is not even an ...
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How can we salvage a poorly pruned mature pear tree? [closed]

I just had a company prune my mature pear tree yesterday. But I think they did it all wrong. I asked for the top to be trimmed down as much as possible and prune around power lines and over our ...

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