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Strawberry leaves have purple-red rust spots

I bought some strawberry plants from Homebase and kept them inside until the weather improved slightly (perhaps Homebase isn't the best garden centre to buy plants in the UK, I don't know). Then, I ...
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Training Japanese vineberry

Context I have been growing this Japanese Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) for 2 years, and it was already 2 years old when I bought it. See annotated image below. I have usually pruned it by removing ...
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How Can I Make Sure These Gerkins will Produce Fruits?

I planted the seeds of these gherkins and they all grew. I then planted them into a larger pot but they've grown very big now and the pot is quite tight for them. I want to transplant them but I also ...
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Are these “wild” blackberry bushes?

My kids are fruititarians. There also happens to be a lot of produce-bearing trees and plants around our neighborhood, and when we confirm it is okay with the owners, my children like to help ...
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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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Will fruit/vegetables split with heavy constant watering?

I've heard that fruit/vegetables will split with inconsistent watering, but will it split if it can get water to its roots desires (i.e. "I go any deeper and I'll drown", or "if we get a heavy ...
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Can japanese beautyberry handle wet feet?

The plant sale is selling beautyberry this year, and it sounds like a great plant to grow for fruit, so can I grow beautyberry if the water table is only about 1 foot down? It could just be the spring ...
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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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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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What is the difference between Big Lifeberry, and Sweet Lifeberry goji berries?

I was looking through a large school fundraiser plant sale catalog, and was wondering what the difference between the Big Lifeberry, and Sweet Lifeberry are.
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What is this fruits ? pingpong ball size, skin like balsam pear

I saw this on a Chinese site zhihu, auther is a fruits hunter . He said this fruit is one of his favourites, juice smell very good , 10 times better than strawberries. Search 金光果 in Chinese search ...
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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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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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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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Is this a quince and safe to eat?

I took a picture of a fruit and its branch today. The fruit is yellow and appears to be similar to a quince.
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What is this shrub producing spherical fruits with maze-like skin? [duplicate]

The fruit is a bit greener than shown in the following picture and has a diameter of 8-10 cm (3-4 inches). I was expecting to see them on a tree, but instead they were coming from tall branches of a ...
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What is the name of this fruit?

It is about 2 cm diameter, pale red, with plenty of small bosses. The inside is soft, sweet and orange.
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Do pineapples grow more than a single fruit when grown from seeds?

I read somewhere (here, actually, but it's in Hebrew) that when planted from seeds, the pineapple plant will produce fruit multiple times. In the English appendix on page 71 it doesn't mention that ...
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Why is our grape vine setting new fruit all season long?

We have a couple grape vines, which we've had for years. Normally, they'll set fruit once, early in the season, and it would be ripe later in the season. This year, one of them—and to a lesser extent, ...
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What are some tricks to force vines to fruit?

My achocha hasn't seemed to start setting fruit yet, and was wondering what tricks I should start trying in order to get fruit from the plant.
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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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Why do my Cherry tomatoes split as they ripen? [duplicate]

It doesn't matter what I do, my Cherry tomatoes always seem to have many of them crack when/as they ripen. I have tried everything - more sun, less sun, more water, less water, different varieties etc....
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Leaves are dying slowly on Raspberry plant-what on earth is wrong?

I am in desperate need of some help. I have been trying to figure out what is killing my Raspberry plants and have come up with nothing so far. Let me give some background information that may be of ...
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What are these small, round, red berries covered with bumps, on low-growing plants in Upstate New York?

I found these bumpy red berries on low-growing plants growing wild in my lawn. They look kind of like wild strawberries, but they are rounder with more pronounced bumps. Do you have any ideas as to ...
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Is this apple or some other fruit?

What fruit is this? It looks like apple in its early stage. It even tastes and smells like apple (but sour). It was hanging in bunches in the tree. EDIT: From the comments, I have concluded its crab ...
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What is this spaceship-like fruit?

The fruit is around 3in in diameter. Zone 7, private yard.
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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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What is this spiky red fruit bearing shrub and can I eat it?

This shrub's fruit reminds me of a hawthorn, but I do not see long sharp thorns like I would expect, only short spikes - so what is this and more importantly can I eat it like a hawthorn fruit? The ...
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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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Fruit on trees shriveling up before it develops (peach, apple, pear)

I can’t figure out why the fruit on my trees aren’t developing fully. I have a few fruit trees in my back yard (peach, apple, pear) and they all used to produce good fruit. They were never really ...
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What to do with fallen fruit?

I have lots of fruit trees, some of them fairly old, and some of them just drop significant number of fruit. some of them prematurely, some of them naturally. Anyway, most of them are not for human ...
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Which plant can co-exist with the other plant?

I have picked up the following list of plants and have only 4 decent size pots. Which plants can be grown together in the same pot? pepper tomato super fantastic tomato sweet 100 basil oregano thumb ...
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What are consequences of applying glyphosate in vicinity of fruit trees?

What are consequences of applying glyphosate on weeds in vicinity of fruit trees? Specifically, in my case, fruits are sour cherry, pear, and walnut. Is there any posibility that the fruit would ...
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What is this green-ish thing inside the orange?

So, inside this orange there is this "alien" thing. Before I want to say that this is GMO, I need an reasonable explanation about this. What is this thing?
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What is this creeper with small flowers and a strange fruit?

This creeper was growing around a tree in our yard. We separated the vines and put them through/around the iron handrail and fence visible in the images below. The vines are between 2 and 5 metres ...
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What are the benefits of greenhouses and how do they work?

What are the pros and cons of greenhouses and how do they work? What are their limitations? How does one plan and build one? What is necessary to maintain the plants inside optimally? I am in Central ...
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How old should a seed-grown Passiflora ligularis be to set fruit?

I have five granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) grown from seed this year. How long does it take for them to bloom and bear fruit, assuming they receive proper light and watering?
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Yellowish, brown and burning of leaves of greenhouse cucumber,according to fallen flowers without producing fruit

My cucumber plants,was growing well,and 4 weeks ago have started to flowering while their leaves beginning to yellow,brown and burning. Then the flowers are falling and the fruits become small and do ...
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How do I figure out what pest is eating my strawberries?

What is eating my strawberries? Every other morning I come to my patch and see the ripening berries are getting eaten ( see photo attached). I have added a net over the top to try and deter birds. I ...
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Which fruits and vegetables can feature russeting?

Which other fruits and vegetables than apples, pears and potatoes can feature russeting? For example this nectarine: that stain is a scab or is a russet? To me it looks like mild scab but maybe the ...
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What is it called when picking the produce the farmers are not collecting?

Recently I've found an association that collects the produce the farmers are not picking and gives it to charities. Many times, the farmers are not picking the fruits or vegetables they grow because ...
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Which type of fruit is this

I need to identify this fruit. Country - India. Found it growing in the wild. Tastes sweet
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what kind of fruit is this?

What kind of fruit is shown in the pictures below?
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What's the name of this pear cultivar? (green skin with brown coating)

What's the name of this pear cultivar? It has a green skin but it can have a coating in brown color. On Wikimedia commons, the ones looking closer to this are "Bojniczanka.jpg" and "Pyrus a1.jpg". Is ...
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How can I transplant wild ground cherries into garden beds?

I recently found ground cherries growing wild on my property and I want to put them in beds and harvest seeds from them. How and when should I transplant them?
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Blueberry bush not looking very lively

I have been growing a blueberry bushes and am not sure that I am having much success. The plant doesn't appear to have done much since it was planted and just appears to be slowly loosing leaves and ...
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Broad Beans — Flowers dying and not fruiting

I have a some broad beans plants that have just started flowering in early spring. The plants and flowers look healthy, at least to me, but some of the flowers at the bottom of the plant appear to by ...
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What are these fruits / berries from the Rocky Mountain National Park?

While hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, we came across the following berries / fruits. What are they? Some info: The berries/fruits were relatively squishy. The inside ...
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What disease is causing yellow bumpy leaves to travel down my sugar baby watermelon plant?

I have a sugar baby watermelon plant. The leaves have a problem near the main stem coming out of the ground, and it's clearly traveling down each vine. It is yellowy brown and bumpy and covers the ...
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Identify clusters of small red and green berries with tripartite leaves

What is this plant with a bunch of small red berries and shiny spear-shaped leaves with twin leaflets at the bases?