Fruit: unproductive trees

As long as fruit trees are producing a reasonable harvest of tasty fruit, they earn their place in the garden. If crops diminish, stop, are produced biennially, or are composed of many small fruits of poor quality, one or more elements within the cultivation regime or climate may be to blame.

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Unproductive fruit trees

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Common name Unproductive fruit trees
Plants affected Apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peache, pear and plum
Main causes Various, including poor pollination, over-pruning, lack of water and feed
Timing At flowering time or when fruit should have set

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