Welcome to the Beginner Fruit Forum!

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

By popular request, we've added a Beginner forum dedicated to questions and discussions on growing all types of fruit. From strawberries to grapefruit, all questions are welcome!

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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

In case you're wondering, we have gone back through the other beginner forums and moved the existing fruit and berry threads here to give this forum a bit of a headstart.

It should also make it easier for the new forum followers to find existing threads on a specific topic, before choosing to start a new thread.

Perris, CA(Zone 9b)

I don't know much about figs.
I also have a fig tree that will not keep figs on it untill they ripen.
They fall off before ripening.
I am in zone 9b.

I think the heat gets them.

There are several fig tree in the neighborhood but no one talks about getting figs from them.


Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Hi Wayne,

You will have a better chance of getting an answer to your question if you ask it on a new thread. Folks look for new topics to help others with their plant problems.

Just scroll down past the other questions and you'll see the option to start a new topic. Just follow the prompts and you'll have a brand new thread where others can more easily assist you.

I'm not personally familiar with figs, but they are a popular fruit in the deep south...where hot and humid is the norm. I doubt it is the heat, but do not have any suggestions as to what it might be.

Edmonds, WA(Zone 8a)

Anyone in a cold climate grow a Meyer Lemon Tree? I live in Washington state and have had mine for several years, bringing it into the garage when it gets close to frost in the fall and out into the sunny patio in the late spring. In the winter, it sits by a window in the garage, in a large pot. Last year, I had over 20 lemons, which were very juicy and delicious! I would have had more, but I brought it out too early in the spring and some of the budding fruit froze. When it's in the garage, you do need to hand pollinate it as there aren't any bees buzzing around! But, that's easy with a paintbrush; you just act like a bee, going from blossom to blossom. I've had problems with scale in the past, but a heavy spray of Neem oil does the trick and it's non-toxic to humans. Here is a picture of my lemon tree. I'll be taking it into the garage soon.

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Karachi, Pakistan

My papaya tree developing fruits 1st time but all fruits are drop without gaining size.
What should I do?

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Hi iskhan.
Try posting your question on its own thread. I think others will be more likely to find it and help you out. I happen to live in a cold winter area, so am not familiar with papaya culture.

Just scroll down past the other questions until your see 'start a new topic' and ask your question there. someone should be able to assist you shortly. chances are, they won't see it here.

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