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Thread: Does Anyone Here Know Anything About Fruit Trees?

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    Question Does Anyone Here Know Anything About Fruit Trees?

    I have a mini orchard in the dog paddock, there are a couple of pear trees, an apple tree, I think what looks like a peach/apricot tree, a couple of nearly dead citrus (lemon/mandarin), and a plum tree in the dog yard.

    I do NOTHING to them, but I'd like to find out what I CAN do! I have no idea about pruning or anything! The plum tree in the past has given me maybe 20kgs of fruit (apart from the last season when the birds got to all of them).

    I was out mowing earlier and noticed the pears had fruit, most of the fruit has been eaten or nibbled on, but I managed to pick half dozen which are hard but hopefully will ripen.

    So I'm thinking ahead to the next season, I've looked online, looked in bookshops but there is really nothing out there for dummies like me who haven't the foggiest!

    Suggestions anyone?

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    I have NBI and I have lots of fruit trees too. They are fruiting like mad, with no help from me, so I'd love to know how to nurture them too in the future.

    Great thread Greys.

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    Oh, I forgot, I also have a mango tree, which thank dog will never bear fruit - can't stand the damn things! Had a massive tree at the last place that used to give heaps of fruit, I banned them from the house. All the neighbours would keep an eye on it (was about 2 stories high) and when it looked like they were ready to drop would all come knocking on the door!

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    Yeah, I can relate to that. Lived in Qld for approx 15 years, and I HATE mangoes. Just the scent/smell of them makes me feel ill. Pathetic aren't I? Lol.

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    No no no! You and I are NORMAL - it's everyone else that has a problem!

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    You can send all your mangoes to me - they will be happily received - 4 kids and me and my mother would send you undying gratitude! (And so would my wallet!!)

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    GAG: do your dogs eat the fruit??? Boss likes lemon for some reason. He will play with it then eat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    No no no! You and I are NORMAL - it's everyone else that has a problem!
    I agree. You are dead right. I think you should send the mangoes to the AB-normal Cate.

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    we had a mango tree at our old house...we never got to eat ANY mangoes...the bloody bats got them first or would just take ONE bite out of them and then we wouldn't touch them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I agree. You are dead right. I think you should send the mangoes to the AB-normal Cate.
    Hey!! I thought you were part of my fan club! **Goes off crying cause I'm back to no members**

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