Questions tagged: fruit

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Answer: Poor fruit production in these crops is commonly a result of inadequate pollination. Cucurbit flowers only remain open for one day. If pollination ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: fruit, citrus
Answered: 03:06PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Answer: The best time to spray for Fruit Fly is when the fruit is just starting to turn from green to ripe. Consult the product label for full directions, ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: plant_care, fruit
Answered: 03:24PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Patricia
Answer: The standard spacing for citrus and stone fruit is around 7.3 m between the rows and 5.5 m between the trees in the rows. Similar spacing for the m...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus, fruit
Answered: 09:27AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Greg
Answer: Hi Greg, growing ungrafted seedlings make give good results but genetic variation can be a bit of a gamble. It is also a lot slower to find out if ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit
Answered: 08:58AM, 20 Nov 2009
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Rhonda
Answer: Hi Rhonda, some prunus rootstock can be problematic with suckering and there isnt much that you can do. Chopping them off at the soil surface just ...
Category: General
Tags: fruit
Answered: 09:47AM, 23 Nov 2009
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Annette
Answer: Hi Annette, depends on the type of fertiliser you are using. Generally lack of potassium and too much nitrogen can cause lack of fruit, so sulphate...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit
Answered: 08:17AM, 18 Jan 2010
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Zoe
Answer: Hi Zoe, sounds like a general problem with heat and particularly lack of water but very hard to diagnose further without more information or seeing...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit
Answered: 08:47AM, 18 Jan 2010
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Greg
Answer: Hi Greg, drippers next to the trunk will be no help at all, it sounds like the micro-sprinklers covering the outside of the drip zones are a much b...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit
Answered: 09:24AM, 18 Jan 2010
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bryan
Answer: Dear Bryan, I am not sure of the species of pear that you are growing. In any case, pears must be picked when mature but still hard. If they are ...
Answered: 10:48AM, 18 Feb 2010
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Joe
Answer: Dear Joe, You certainly live in a climate where your Psidium tree should be thriving and producing an abundance of fruit. From what you have told m...
Answered: 09:55AM, 26 Feb 2010
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Ashlie
Answer: Dear Ashlie, Baby watermelons usually take about 12 weeks from planting to mature. You can harvest the melons when the underside (the part in cont...
Answered: 01:39PM, 11 Mar 2010
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Janelle
Answer: Dear Janelle, It could be that your custard apple tree is not setting fruit due to long periods of hot weather. What you could do to encourage frui...
Answered: 02:29PM, 12 Mar 2010
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Gloria
Answer: Dear Gloria, You don’t mention the age of your rosella bushes. Strictly speaking they are an annual plant, short lived and fast growing. The...
Answered: 09:00AM, 18 Mar 2010
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Maree
Answer: Dear Maree, The main fruiting season for strawberries is through the summer months. Without knowing more about how you prepared the soil and subse...
Answered: 10:55AM, 18 Mar 2010
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Kathy
Answer: Dear Kathy, The banana is considered to be native to South-East Asia but has spread through the wet tropics and even beyond, being cultivated from ...
Answered: 01:22PM, 18 Mar 2010
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Mona
Answer: Dear Mona, You can grow a fig tree in a pot, but it would need to be a fairly large pot – I would say at least 60cm in diameter. You will nee...
Answered: 02:28PM, 18 Mar 2010
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Jillian
Answer: Dear Jillian, There can be a few reasons why your passionfruit vine is not setting fruit. Passionfruit do best in a warm, protected sunny spot. Poo...
Answered: 02:25PM, 12 Apr 2010
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codi
Answer: Dear Codi, It is difficult to diagnose the problem with your passionfruit vine without more detailed information. Passionfruit require a well drain...
Answered: 03:39PM, 14 Apr 2010
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jarrod
Answer: Dear Jarrod, Your chilli plants do appear to be struggling a little. The fact that the leaves and flowers are falling, could mean that the potting...
Answered: 09:26AM, 15 Apr 2010
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Lyndel
Answer: Dear Lyndel, Your passionfruit vine has certainly given you lots of fruit over the past four years. Woodiness of passionfruit is a virus which is ...
Answered: 02:16PM, 15 Apr 2010
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Norma
Answer: Dear Norma, Nellie Kelly passionfruit are grafted onto a strong rootstock and are notorious for suckering. You could try growing a passionfruit on...
Answered: 09:47AM, 16 Apr 2010
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Lyndal
Answer: Hi Lyndal, the orange tree is grafted so may produce a couple of oranges in its second winter (this year). Allowing too much fruit to form in the f...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit
Answered: 10:21AM, 16 Apr 2010
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Lorraine
Answer: Dear Lorraine, If your vines hasn’t produced fruit by now, it is likely that your vines are of the same sex. You will need to investigate fu...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit, kiwi fruit
Answered: 10:49AM, 16 Apr 2010
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Mona
Answer: Hi Mona, very difficult to diagnose something like this without seeing it. It would be good to know if there are any symptoms of leaf spotting etc ...
Category: Pests
Tags: fruit
Answered: 11:44AM, 16 Apr 2010
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Cheryl
Answer: Hi Cheryl, it could be that the tree is from a seedling rather than grafted so is genetically a poor flowerer. It could be that the rootstock has d...
Category: General
Tags: fruit
Answered: 11:59AM, 16 Apr 2010
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eleni
Answer: Dear Eleni, Grape vines can be proned to fungal attack, some of which are Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Botrytis – Grey Mould. Each of these ...
Answered: 10:39AM, 19 Apr 2010
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arthur
Answer: Dear Arthur, Nematodes are a real nuisance in the vegetable garden and can ruin your crops for the season as well as staying present long after the...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit, nematodes
Answered: 01:43PM, 27 Apr 2010
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Ramon
Answer: Dear Ramon, It is difficult to know why your trees are not producing healty growth and fruit without some more information. The curling of the lea...
Answered: 01:47PM, 06 May 2010
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Lynley
Answer: Dear Lee, Without seeing the damage, it is difficult to determine exactly what the problem is. It could be that the new growth is being attacked b...
Answered: 01:15PM, 11 May 2010
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Helen
Answer: Dear Helen, I can recommend a publication you might like to source either through your library or book store which will give you all the informatio...
Answered: 02:06PM, 12 May 2010