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Old 06-09-2019, 04:32 PM
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Has anyone grown fruit trees in their yard? I was wondering what the positives and negatives were of owning fruit trees. Thanks.

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Old 06-09-2019, 05:43 PM
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Our neighbors have citrus trees. When the are here it’s great what they don’t use they put a basket out and a free sign. But when the trees are still bearing fruit and owners are gone, the ripe fruit drops, and rots. It’s a mess
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:25 PM
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Would bet that they can attract lotsa critters - some desirable and some not!
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:28 PM
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Our neighbors have citrus trees. When the are here it’s great what they don’t use they put a basket out and a free sign. But when the trees are still bearing fruit and owners are gone, the ripe fruit drops, and rots. It’s a mess.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:37 PM
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Our neighbors have citrus trees. When the are here it’s great what they don’t use they put a basket out and a free sign. But when the trees are still bearing fruit and owners are gone, the ripe fruit drops, and rots. It’s a mess

If the owners are gone, I'm surprised that neighbors just don't help themselves. I certainly would!

Also, don't they have someone taking care of their yard? You would think their lawn person would take care of picking up what's fallen to the ground.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:33 PM
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If the owners are gone, I'm surprised that neighbors just don't help themselves. I certainly would!

Also, don't they have someone taking care of their yard? You would think their lawn person would take care of picking up what's fallen to the ground.

We had two fruit trees (grapefruit & a lime) when we moved in... but got rid of them after a year.

Not only won't the lawn cutters pick the fallen ones up (nor be expected to), but we couldn't get rid of them to the neighbors fast enough and inevitably (even on a week trip)...there would be fruit on the ground.

It got old.

The fruit is also attractive to undesirable 'critters'...so we decided to get rid of them.

The neighbor in back, who we told could have as much as she wanted, anytime she wanted (she didn't even come close to keeping up with the production), actually became angry and asked me..."why did you cut down those trees?"

I was in shock at the accusatory tone and said..."because it was on my property and chose to."

She's moved and other neighbors have since told me similar stories...of the piece of work that she really was.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:48 PM
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I have a lime tree that bears fruit every other year. With all the vodka/gin and tonic, rum and coke, and Margarita drinkers in the neighborhood no lime has ever hit the ground.

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Old 06-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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Hello,

Has anyone grown fruit trees in their yard? I was wondering what the positives and negatives were of owning fruit trees. Thanks.

Loren
Your question does not say enough for a valid reply. A fruit tree is sort of like getting a pet. I will feed it, spray it, prune it etc. and then the one who promissed to walk the tree gets tired of it.
It has a long life, assuming you don't kill it and it needs room.
In fact many fruit trees require that you plant two different varieties for cross pollination. A dwarf fruit tree tends to bear fruit sooner than a full size tree which can take several years to mature enough to bear fruit.
Before you buy and plant a tree be sure to read if it is proper for our climate-cold days required, water, soil type and how low a temperature can it take.
You might want to consider blackberries, blue berries, straw berries, tomatoes, etc.
Suggested by others -animals. I am growing blueberries. My plants after 4 years are producing well. Fruit at least what we get to eat is a race to beat the birds

Read before you buy. Many of the garden centers and the box stores sell plants that are not suited to our growing conditions.

You are welcome to send me a PM if you want instructions on blueberries.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:39 PM
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Will attract rodents
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:42 PM
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I can't eat grocery store citrus. Big difference (to me) when fruit is tree ripened.
ANYONE with a tree that needs tended of good citrus fruit to keep it off the ground...
PLEASE PM ME!
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