Questions tagged: fruit

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peter
Answer: Dear Peter, Freckle is a fungal disease characterised by reddish spots on the fruit of the apricot. The infection on the twigs of the tree are ver...
Answered: 01:17PM, 21 Dec 2010
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Faye
Answer: Dear Faye, It is a shame that the young fruit are falling off your avocado tree. There are a few reasons as to why this is could be happening. Ch...
Answered: 03:13PM, 30 Dec 2010
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bob
Answer: Dear Bob, There are a few possible reasons why the fruit may be prematurely dropping. Insufficient watering during flowering and fruit production. ...
Answered: 10:48AM, 31 Dec 2010
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Judy
Answer: Dear Judy, We would suggest that you dispose of the maggots that are wriggling in the liquid inside the trap. You will need to refresh the liquid....
Answered: 11:35AM, 31 Dec 2010
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marian
Answer: Dear Marian, It does sound as though there may have been a sap sucking insect attacking your passionfruit. Aphids, thrips and mites can cause such...
Answered: 02:55PM, 05 Jan 2011
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caitlin
Answer: Dear Caitlin, It is likely it is a disease called Bitter Rot. The first signs of infection are small brown spots which usually appear when the frui...
Answered: 04:29PM, 12 Jan 2011
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wassim
Answer: Dear Wassim, Mango trees can suffer with a number of fungal problems one of them being Anthracnose and bacterial black spot. Spraying every 4 week...
Answered: 02:42PM, 14 Jan 2011
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Frank
Answer: Dear Frank, Triforine is registered for brown rot on peaches,nectarines, apricots, plums, prune. The rate for you to use in your area is 7 mls per...
Answered: 04:27PM, 24 Jan 2011
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Karen
Answer: dear Karen, I think the main reason why your passionfruit is not ripeing could be lack of consistant warm weather. Continue to water your vine reg...
Answered: 02:50PM, 10 Feb 2011
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Vickie
Answer: Dear Vickie, To keep your lemon tree in good health, we would recommend you use a product called Acticote for Fruit, Citrus, Trees & Shrubs. I...
Answered: 03:06PM, 16 Feb 2011
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susan
Answer: Dear Susan, It is likely that it is a caterpillar that is eating the leaves of your passionfruit vine. The product we would recommend for you to u...
Answered: 04:05PM, 16 Feb 2011
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Fernando
Answer: Dear Fernando, It is a little difficult to see the problem from the photo you sent. I can see a small brown mark in a part of the lemon. There is ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus, fruit, lemon
Answered: 02:59PM, 25 Jul 2011
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Graham
Answer: If you have not seen a turn around in your plants colour after 3 weeks then reapply the Iron chelates. If there is no change after six weeks, you m...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: iron, citrus, fruit
Answered: 02:30PM, 09 Nov 2010
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Jenny
Answer: Hi Jenny,The best time to spray for leaf curl is at the first sign of bud swell and repeat one week later. At the end of the season a spray is als...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: leaf curl, fruit
Answered: 10:23AM, 23 Aug 2011
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Julie
Answer: Potatoes and tomatoes are very closly related, they are both in the solanaceae or nightshade family. What you have is the fruit of the potato plant...
Answered: 03:17PM, 31 Mar 2015
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Mowafak
Answer: It sounds like you have a fruit fly infestation. Pick up any fruit that has been dropped and dispose of it off site, not in your compost. To stop ...
Answered: 11:40AM, 10 Apr 2015
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Glenda
Answer: As much as we would be fasinated by the successful growth of a triffid you simply have a yellow eggplant. Yellow fruit is a sign of stress in an eg...
Answered: 01:53PM, 27 Apr 2015
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teressa
Answer: Hi Teressa, The image you attached isn’t of the tree or the sap. Is it a jelly like sap, amber in colour? If you can give some more detail, t...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: fruit, peach
Answered: 01:22PM, 01 Sep 2015
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Michael
Answer: Hi Michael I’m not sure if it’s black spot you’re actually referring to. The treatment is Liquid Copper applied as a spray to the...
Category: Diseases
Tags: fruit
Answered: 03:09PM, 01 Sep 2015
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Cathy
Answer: Hi Cathy Pomegranates are terrific trees, but can have a tendency to sucker a little, but this is easily managed. They are as hardy as an Oleander ...
Category: General
Answered: 08:07AM, 13 Oct 2015
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Peter
Answer: Thank you for your enquiry. Have you checked the pH of the soil recently? If the tree is looking healthy, it shouldn’t be an issue, but alway...
Category: Pests
Tags: lime, fruit, drop, health
Answered: 04:15PM, 05 Dec 2015
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Greg
Answer: Tomatoes are a great addition to the veggie patch. The very simplest answer to your question is that they might not be ripe yet. The whole tomato i...
Answered: 02:52PM, 14 Dec 2015
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Margaret
Answer: Hi Margaret, That is very unusual! And thank you for sharing. We believe it maybe the citrus fruit borer. It only eats part of the rind though, so ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: borer, rind, skin, fruit, citrus
Answered: 12:37PM, 05 Jan 2016
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Christine
Answer: Hi Christine, Thank you for your enquiry. The black spots on pears probably indicate pear scab, which is a fungal disease very much like apple scab...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 04:26PM, 25 Jan 2016
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phillip
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your email. How old is your citrus tree and have you ever fed it? Citrus trees may not bear fruit until after 2 years old. Also, ...
Answered: 11:51AM, 02 Feb 2016
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ken
Answer: Capsicums are a tasty addition to the vegetable garden. It’s hard to say the exact cause of your problem. Depending on which variety you are growin...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: capsicum, fruit
Answered: 08:41AM, 05 Feb 2016
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colin
Answer: Hello Colin, The withholding period advice for approved applications of Yates PestOil is as follows: “Do not pick edible fruits for 1 day aft...
Answered: 06:24PM, 05 Feb 2016
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Noreen
Answer: Hello Noreen, The two types of vines (including flowers) you are seeing from your plant are likely to be from the scion stock (the plant variety ab...
Answered: 02:59AM, 07 Feb 2016
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stephen
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It sounds like you may be referring to fruit fly maggots in your chillis? If so, you will need to treat the tree wi...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:28AM, 12 Apr 2016
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Melanie
Answer: Hello Melanie, It looks like sucking pests have been feeding on your fruit in early stages of development. While the fruit may be fine to use regar...
Answered: 03:30PM, 15 May 2016