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Post nectarines
I have a small nectarine tree that was starved for water for years before we moved in, but now I water it daily and its doing much better each year but the fruit is very small. Is there something I can do to encourage the fruit to get larger or could this be a small strain of nectarine? does the fruit get larger as the tree gets larger? the tree is only about 7 ft tall and 10 feet wide.

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Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:25 pm
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Post Re: nectarines
My experience with trees that were starved for attention and short on water for years is that it takes them a very long time to recover.

Just keep taking good care of it and it will eventually come around.


Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:44 pm
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thanks, will do. although the fruit is small, its very tasty, so its not so bad. Unfortunately, most of them get eaten by either squirrels or birds, not sure which.
Any tips on preventing the wildlife from eating all the fruit? I don't mind sharing, but they seem to get much more than I do. Do squirrels eat nectarines? who knew?
Those little buggers seem to eat anything and everything they can..

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Post Re: nectarines
The footies with Surround stop codling moth and apple maggot, but they also stop squirrels from eating the apples. I get a lot more fruit to eat now that I put them on.
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:01 am
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wow, thanks, I'll do a google search on those. sounds promising.

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You can check on the home page here on the left top and click on "Fruit Soxs".
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:51 pm
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