Caterpillars on Fruit Trees?

Answer Caterpillars can become serious problems on fruit trees, according to the University of California. These insect pests attack the leaves, fruit and flowers of trees, affecting fruit production and ... Read More »

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Can I use pigs to clean up around my dwarf fruit trees Will they hurt the trees while eating the fruit?

I just read a report for a MASTER GARDENER in Texas who tried pigs the way you are asking. It was a disaster. The pigs went after the lower fruit still on the trees and actually broke off many lo... Read More »

Can I use other fruit trees to cross polinate between different fruit trees?

I know what you are asking and the answer would be no. However, you could possible graft another fruit to the cherry tree to come up with 2 different fruits on one tree. You can experiment, however... Read More »

Green Caterpillars on Cherry Trees?

Cherry trees host a number of caterpillars. There are hundreds of different kinds of green caterpillars, but they don't all present a danger to the tree. Knowing your larvae lets you determine whic... Read More »

Will sugar around my fruit trees make the fruit sweeter?

Putting sugar around the base of growing fruit trees will not result in sweeter tasting fruit. The only way to increase the sugar production in fruit trees is to ensure that the trees get plenty of... Read More »