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Hi, I planted a bare rooted apricot tree late winter it was covered with blossom in spring, but did not set one fruit, it looks lovely and healthy. Also my two year old passionfruit vines I have three on the trellis also was covered with flowers but once

Submitted: 10:12AM, 06 Jan 2010
Answer: Dear Gayle,

It may be that the tree is not old enough this year to set viable fruit, particularly seeing that you have just planted it 6 months ago. Once it has established a good root system and is a couple of years old, you will probably find it will begin to set fruit. I would also check to see that it is a self-fertile cultivar and it doesn’t need a pollinator.

It does sound like you have a pollination problem with your passionfruit. Bees are not always present in the garden and without them doing their job, pollination will not take place. When the weather is hot, you will find an absence of bees. If there have been periods of heavy rain, again the bees will not be around. When there are periods of overcast weather, this can also cause the flowers to drop.

Hopefully when our weather patterns return to normal and there is no fluctuation of temperatures, your vine will continue to produce flowers, the bees will visit and you will receive lots of delicious fruit.

Answered: 11:44AM, 15 Jan 2010

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