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palingkecil

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Fantasia Nectarine only has 10 fruits
« on: May 28, 2020, 05:33:23 PM »
Hello everyone,

We moved to a new house about 5 months ago, and it has a pretty big Fantasia Nectarine in the ground. It is about 15 ft height and 12 ft width.
On January, it was full with flower buds, so I give a handful of slow released Osmocote. By February, some of the flowers were blooming, then slowly followed by the rest. There were hundreds if not thousands of flowers on the tree. Pollinator were bees, small birds, and ants that I noticed.
Unfortunately, most of the fruitlets dropped and the tree only has about 10-15 fruits hanging now. The fruits that stay are on the branch that already bloomed in January, not later on.
From what I read, Fantasia Nectarine is a heavy producer and not an alternate bearer. My Elegant Lady Peach, which I put in the ground nearby the Nectarine about 5 months ago is a lot smaller, but is holding about 30 peaches right now. Both trees get the same treatment.
The Nectarine looks super healthy, bushy, green, with a lot of sucker.
What did I do wrong with the Nectarine tree that it only bears 10 fruits now?

Thank you for all your help.

Plantinyum

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Re: Fantasia Nectarine only has 10 fruits
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 02:55:12 AM »
It could be underfed, I have heard an to my experience it is true ,that peaches and nectarines are heavy feeders. I have a peach , to which every spring I give lots of not so aged manure an it is going nuts ...I also water with water soluble ferts from time to time ,and also very rare it gets sprayed with foliar ferts. They are just plain hungry plants... ofcourse  the lack of fruit may be due to frost, if it had been loaded with fruit the past year it could be taking a year off  etc .

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Re: Fantasia Nectarine only has 10 fruits
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 03:00:03 AM »
Now I saw u are in los angeles ,so maybe frost is not a problem for u ,I guess it could not be getting enouth chill hours then ...just thoughts .

 

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