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For general questions about plant fruits.

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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?
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Why hasn't my 15 year old tamarind tree ever borne fruit?

In my garden, there is a tamarind tree, which is 15 years old. It has never produced fruits, not even a single time. What can be the issue with it? There are around 10 coconut trees and 2 mango ...
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What are these red translucent fruit?

My brother posted this picture from his yard asking the title question. Does anyone know what the fruit is?
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Is this a greengage?

So my neighbours have this fruiting tree, which is growing into my garden and it has a huge amount of fruit on it. It seems a waste to not use them if they're safe. I'm asking here what type of fruit ...
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Plums half sweet and half sour

When I purchased my house last year I hoped that the tree with purple leaves in my front yard would produce fruit. Fortunately it has produced little plums about the size of a golf ball. This is my ...
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Why have only the female flowers bloomed in my pumpkin patch

I planted two Giant Atlantic pumpkin plants in my garden around 9 weeks or so ago. The male flowers where the first to show, many of them but haven't bloomed and are quite firm to the touch still. ...
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Why is this tomato rotten at the end, and loosened from the plant?

On of my tomato is rotten at the bottom. At the same time I observe that the connection between the plant and fruit is broken. Not sure what happened first though. Is this just a physical damage that ...
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Calorically dense crops that can be grown in southern Ontario, Canada?

I'm experimenting with growing my own food, and have been for a few years now. My goal, in the very long term, is to be able to homestead and grow as much of my own food as I can. In terms of sheer ...
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Vegetable Grow time and watering Info Table

I am building garden monitoring application and would like to find lists with growing time time to water period to plant of at least the basic vegetables
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What are the best herbs to grow hydroponically in Texas when starting in June?

I'm wanting to build a small vertical hydroponic system from PVC or Bamboo to grow herbs and possibly veggies/fruit at a rental house. This is my first time trying to grow anything and I'm not sure ...
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How to get my strawberry to grow runners?

I have a year and a half old mini-strawberry (the small-fruit kind) plant. I have heard a lot about strawberries growing runners, but mine never did. Is there something I should do to "coax" it to ...
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pruning new grape vines

I bought 3 grape vines last spring/summer (table grapes, canadice, concord, can't remember). The grew but no grapes or flowers. After reading it sounds like I should have pruned them before the ...
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Goji Berry plants have not grown much over 2 years!

My Goji Berry plants have only grown in the spring, when they have grown at all. I had some berries the first year, but not since. (Of course, they only fruit on new wood, but the plants are growing a ...
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Can anyone identify this fruit-bearing tree?

I found this fruit tree growing in a community garden and it looks oddly familiar although I can't quite pick it.
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Why is fruit dropping from my apricot tree? [duplicate]

Our apricot tree is about 15 years old. The tree bears flowers and then fruits, but as the time passes all the fruit drops from the tree.
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What are these new trunks thats emerging from this Red Cherry Currant?

I noticed that there was some new trunk-looking stuff that's coming around from these sides at the bottom to the middle on the thick stems but not on the top thin branches. What are these, are they ...
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What is the fruit of the Chinese windmill palm, and is it edible?

We have two large Chinese windmill palm trees in our front garden here in Essex, England. They're around 15 feet tall, and absolutely beautiful. They have a large amount of fruit near the top, small ...
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Growing Strawberries in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia (Winter season)

I sowed strawberry seeds and they germinated just now after the passage of a long heavy rainstorm. I am living in Al Khubar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia which is a desert region. It is currently ...
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What is the best way to grow lowbush blueberries from seed?

I have lots and lots of wild blueberries this year and was wondering if they would do well in a rock garden planted from seed. I know how to extract the seeds but I would like to know if anyone has ...
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It is possible to keep blueberry bushes as a house plant?

I'll be going moving soon from my house to an apartment, and most likely a studio at that, so I was wondering if it was possible to grow lowbrush blueberry bushes as a houseplant and expect it to bear ...
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Can I sweeten sour tangerines on the fruit tree?

I have a tangerine about 12 years old in a container. It's outside in summer, indoors in winter. It has tons of flowers, buds and fruits all the time, but they're sour! What can I do to sweeten the ...