Tangine tree does not bare fruit. - Knowledgebase Question

MURRIETA, Ca
Question by giovannidee
February 20, 2009
My one tangerine tree bares fruit which is about 75 feet away from the other tree that does not. Buds start the fruit which just start then the fruit falls off. I may get about one or two fruits each year. This has occured over five years.


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Answer from NGA
February 20, 2009

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If both trees flower but only one is bearing fruit, the flowers on the non-bearing tree - for some reason - are not being pollinated. When small fruits begin to develop but drop off the tree when they are the size of marbles, it indicates incomplete pollination. This can be caused by late flowering (when the bees are busy with other plants), cold snaps which can damage the flowers, or even water stress. Wish I could pinpoint the exact cause in your garden but at least now you have some idea about what causes lack of fruit. Hope you can determine just what is going on with your tree!

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