Mini fruits

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Our apple trees have wee apples forming, the pear trees ditto. We even have itty-bitty bunches of grapes! We may not be fruit deprived this year.
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That is great news, Jane.
    My Moonlights are swelling…but on a micro stage still.
    You have some serious progress there though.
    Congrats.
     
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    Some tiny grapes set here, had a look at the apples today but still tiny.
     
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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Ah Zigs, I think we have big things to come!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I checked my apple tree today and found that the Bullfinches had stripped off almost all pf the blossoms. :( I doubt I'll be getting many fruits this year.
     
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    My nectarines are loaded,, need to thin them !
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    My condolences, Eileen.
     
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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Oh Eileen, I feel your pain. Bullfinches eat blossoms? Birds should restrict themselves to seeds and bugs, not blossoms!
    We had a nice crop of almost ripe pears last year, and the deer ate them all! Why does Mother Nature do this to us?
     
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    Melody Mc. In Flower

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    This is very exciting to hear - fingers crossed for fruit this year! I have heard that deer love pears. I can't grow them here, but a friend in the south has to keep the deer away from her pear tree in particular.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the Bullfinches @eileen :eek: Saw a pair here last week, first ones we've seen in years.

    Took a few pics, outside grapes are just coming into leaf....

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    One in the polytunnel is more advanced...

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    FLgarden New Seed

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    Zigs- your grapes look great! I just bought a grape plant and havent figured out how or where to plant it yet! It’s still in the container. Would you mind sharing your set up? Do grapes need a lot of space to grow? A full trellis or just some stakes and wire? I imagine it will be a couple years for the plant to establish and produce fruit. very new to gardening here! But I’m loving it so far.
     
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