Problem with growing an apricot and a nectarine trees
Hello. We live in Point Loma area of San Diego, close to the ocean, the area code 92106. We planted our nectarine tree about 5-6 years ago and never had normal fruit on it despite the fact that we always fertilize it in early spring and water during spring, summer, and fall. This year, we have about 10 small fruit, but not foliage at all. The tree looks otherwise healthy and strong. it grows next to the Fuji apple tree which now started producing nice large fruit. We have been pruning it every early spring. Our apricot tree we planted about 4 years ago, it grows well, lots of long branches and leaves, we prune it in early spring before buds are formed. It has not had fruit ever. My husband wants to get rid of both trees, but I am desperately seeking some help to save those trees. We also grow tomatoes, bell peppers and try to grow cucumbers. Tomatoes are doing pretty well, peppers are OK, but cucumbers are not successful at all. I buy seedlings, plant them in fertilized soil, water them regularly, they get plenty of sun, but get covered by fungus very quickly, leaves turn yellow and die. Please, help! Thank you and have a great day. Malvina
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I would suggest starting with a soil test; the findings will help you determine if soil needs to be amended.
Your County Extension Office can help with this for just a few dollars.