Questions about: Fruit & Citrus

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Catherine
Answer: Dear Catherine, It does sound like your lemon tree is in need of a little TLC. Citrus trees are very hardy plants and I am sure with a little care...
Answered: 11:01AM, 14 Jan 2010
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Carl
Answer: Dear Carl, The time to pick the fruit when it has reached its maturity is when the stem pulls easily from the fruit without tearing and the fruit h...
Answered: 02:37PM, 08 Jan 2010
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Keith
Answer: Dear Keith, It is never a good idea to allow the grass to grow up to the trunk of your fruit trees. Both the grass and fruit tree will need nutrie...
Answered: 10:56AM, 08 Jan 2010
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Margaret
Answer: Dear Margaret, It is likely that the heavy pruning of your tree in spring is the reason for the loss of this year’s crop. It will not harm t...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 11:03AM, 16 Dec 2009
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marcelle
Answer: Dear Marcelle Your apricot tree does have a disease which is called “gummosis” or “dead arm disease” resulting in excessive...
Answered: 01:00PM, 10 Dec 2009
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Margaret
Answer: Hi Margaret, sounds like pear scab, a bad fungal disease (see link) http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/pomes/health/apple-and-pe...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: pear scab
Answered: 12:12PM, 02 Dec 2009
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margaret
Answer: Dear Margaret, Sorry to hear your passionfruit is not bearing fruit as it should do. Passionfruit vines rely on insects for pollination and someti...
Answered: 10:19AM, 14 Dec 2009
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Jemma
Answer: Hi Jemma, the first thing I have to ask is if you are sure it isn’t a yellow passionfruit variety. Perhaps check one of the fallen fruit to ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: passionfruit
Answered: 07:08AM, 02 Dec 2009
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Debbie
Answer: Dear Debbie, Really by now, seeing it is the beginning of summer, your apricot tree should certainly have leaves on it and putting on new growth. ...
Answered: 03:18PM, 08 Dec 2009
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ben
Answer: Hi Ben, stop applying iron chelates as repeated unecesssary applications may do damage. if the problem hasn’t been caused by fertiliser scor...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 08:41AM, 16 Dec 2009