Orange Trees
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Osage Orange Trees

Zone Gordonsville , Va / Louisa County | Anonymous added on November 16, 2017 | Answered

This is the first fall ,in my 78 year old fathers memory ,that the Osage Orange Tree on his parent's property has had basically no Osage Oranges . There have been years where there have been 5000 plus. Have you ever heard of this and do you know what could be causing this?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on November 17, 2017

    Osage orange is reported to have an average 75-year lifespan, although some individual trees live longer. So it could just be coming to the end of its lifespan or its fruit-producing years.

    Here are some more general reasons a plant may not flower in a particular year, and thus may produce no fruit:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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