Why is My Tree Dropping Fruit & How to Stop Fruit Drop

Why is My Tree Dropping Fruit & How to Stop Fruit Drop


g’day I’m mark from self-sufficient me
and welcome back to another how to basic fruit and veg growing tips in just two
minutes video today I’m going to answer the question why do fruit trees drop
their fruit and what can we do about it let’s get into it there can be many
different reasons why this happens but in my opinion the four main reasons why
a fruit tree sheds its fruit are number one lack of water is probably the
main reason why a fruit tree will start dropping its fruit you can imagine that
say citrus behind me an imperial mandarine if it’s growing well and it’s
wanting to produce a lot of fruit and then it suddenly feels that it’s not
getting enough water it’s going to drop those fruit or as many as it thinks it
should so that a the tree can survive and be the remaining fruit have a chance
to develop properly so what you can do is you can give the tree extra water
especially if it’s really dry because dry weather obviously can stress trees
out and if they feel stressed they may drop the fruit number two not enough
nutrients if a fruit tree hasn’t got enough food for itself it’s not going to
be able to produce much food so make sure that your fruit tree is getting
appropriate nutrients as in fertilizer and also trace elements number three
pest and disease if a bug or disease gets hold of the fruit the fruit tree is
going to discard it if the fruit starts to rot because it’s been stung by a bug
well then the tree is going to drop it because it’s not going to try to develop
something that’s not going to grow to full size anyway and be able to
reproduce so what you need to do is rid the tree of those pests and I like doing
it the organic way just go over the tree and wherever you find them knock them
off stamp on them put them in soapy water or drown them or whatever you want
to do and the last point number four is totally natural you can see that this
tree is absolutely chock-a-block with fruit it knows it’s got too much and I
don’t mind that at all I know we’re still going to get
plenty and a bountiful harvest anyway so don’t be too deterred if a tree has
dropped some of its fruit particularly if it has a lot of fruits to left on the
tree it’s probably totally a natural thing to do well I hope this helps let
me know down in the comments section if it does or if you’ve got any tips or
other comments you’d like to make about why fruit trees drop fruit whack them
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