• Cherry Tree -Black Knot

    My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

  • Growing ( yummy ) Nectarines in Tropical Countries close to the Equator

    I bought some Mega Expensize & Ultra-Delicious Nectarines some weeks ago, ate them and collected the pits ( intentionally, to grow them! ) I live in the Tropics with Temperature of 30-31° C (average ) in sunny days and sometimes…

  • Pruning Fruit Trees

    I have apricot, peach and nectarine trees in the back yard and am wondering when to prune them this spring. I live in north Toronto. Thank you, Mary…

  • Care of Small Citrus Plants

    Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used…

  • Pear Rust

    How to prevent pear rust from happening each year? Is there chemical spray can be use before it starts. If so, when can I spray? Also how to prevent decease on leaves of plum trees that make leaves curled with…

  • Fig Tree Maintenance in Toronto

    I was lucky enough to buy a house with a mature fig tree, but had no chance to inquire about maintenance. Noticed some pictures with burlap wrapping in winter and some heavy pruning on old and new branches as well.…

  • Fruit Trees not Bearing

    My pear tree and my plum tree did not produce any fruit this year.  I self pollinated them, saw some fruit in June.  I came back in July to find no fruit. Is it the ground hog living in my…

  • Cherry Tree Health in 2017

    Hi – I have a mature Japanese Cherry Tree in my back yard – it’d be close to a 2 foot diameter at 3 feet off the ground. This year it started dropping leaves beginning in June and has continued…

  • Infected Pear and Linden Trees

    Hello: I have a pear tree several years old. It still produces pears. It has small pears about the size of a nickel on it now. The leaves have these little black spots on the underside of the leave and…

  • Plum Tree

    Hi! I am sending you a picture of my plum tree. Do you know what the black growth is? What should I do with it? Thank you, Kate

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