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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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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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How to branch indoors grown mango?

I have this mango tree, which is about 7-8 years old and 150cm - 200cm high. But it's still not branching, still only growing a new straight trunk. How do I make it to branch a bit? Should I prune it? ...
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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 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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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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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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Orange tree flower blossom

Is this normal? Do I have insect problem?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding the right pollinator for "Ferragnes" almond

I have two "Ferragnes" almonds, but "Ferragnes" is, like most almond cultivars, not self-fertile. It needs another almond cultivar that flowers at approximately same time, and ...
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Is this a papaya? What kind, and how do I know when it is ripe?

There are several trees with these fruits growing wild near where I'm staying in the Caribbean. I let one ripen from green to orange and cut it open. Is it a papaya? And what kind? This one didn't ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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My Cherry tree saplings are drying and dying, and I'm not sure why

I have two cherry tree saplings here in Bogotá Colombia. It's sunny and not raining much, with 20 °C (80 °F) During the day, dropping to around 8/9 °C at night (47 °F). I'm watering around a cup of ...
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What is eating the rind of the lemon?

These fruit had already fallen, but the fruit is sometimes being eaten on the tree. Just one or two fruit at a time. No noticeable teethmarks, though I will examine the intact lemons more often to see ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is my pineapple plant not flowering. Now 5 1/2 years. Looks healthy and new leaves keep growing but no flower. Will it never bloom now

Should I give up on this 51/2 year pineapple plant?
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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 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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Best way to trim this cherry tree?

We have an older cherry tree in the garden, it feels like the previous owner never cared about trimming it? which branches should be cut ideally? when? what shape should the tree have? my gut feeling: ...
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