Why are my potted nectarines splitting and falling off?

newgen(9 Central California)June 18, 2012

Sorry for the bad cell phone photos. The tree has been in the container for a little over a year, flowered a lot, has about 15 fruits, all a little larger than golf ball size. All has been fine until last week. Some started splitting, and a few fell off. I didn't want to throw them away, so I ate them, not bad at all, just a little soft, tasted OK. My in ground nectarines are all larger, firmer, sweeter. I THINK that the HOT weather is partly to blame, but I'm not sure. It's been high 90s and low 100s lately here in my are, hot and dry wind. There were a few times where I missed watering, the leaves wilted, but perked right up after I watered. Thanks,

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

It's probably related to uneven watering. Too much or too little water are both problems for potted fruit trees.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 11:31PM
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