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Br1an
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: ID on tree please Reply with quote

I have the following tree growing in my garden but am not sure what exactly it is.

I have photographed the 'fruit' which in the last two years has grown slightly larger than you can see but does not change other than that.

Also, they have a velvet texture and are rock hard.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitely prunus (cherry, or plum). Feed with liquid seaweed, and use the same as a foliar feed spray early in the morning. Apply a top dressing of calcified seaweed/garden lime, and potash (potassium sulphate) to encourage the fruiting. Hope for a good hot summer, and you may get to see what kind it is. Help the tree to crop by removing the largest and smallest fruits in any fruit cluster. If it's a fairly young tree, give it a really good soak in dry weather, and make sure there is no competition from weeds/grass.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you kindly for that advice.

I did notice last season that some branches became weighed down with the clusters of fruit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plum so, they're known to do that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Prunus amygdalus, or Almond tree.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a plum or damson to me
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