why do baby fruits drop prematurely?

home624June 24, 2013

Hi All,
I see this happen to all trees in my backyard - oranges, apples, persimmons, quinces. Sometimes in large numbers. Some of them turn yellow and drop off. Why? Is it me? Something that I did or did not do?
Thanks so much

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Try posting this in the fruit growers forum, where you are sure to get a quick response. Al

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 12:07PM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

I live in Florida and our odd weather has caused fruit drop here, too. Plants don't like extreme changes - whether it is change in the level of light, water or no water, etal. Also, check to see if you have an outbreak of spider mites, scale or mealy bugs - they cause fruit drop as well.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 12:54PM
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ken_mce(zone 4, NY)

It may also be possible that the plant keeps an eye on them as they develop, and cancels any that don't seem right.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:28PM
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Bradybb WA-Zone8

Sometimes they don't get pollinated and like Ken wrote,if there are too many flowers and fruit,the plant can keep them in check somewhat. Brady

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:19AM
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