Can I cut the external roots of my fruit salad plant, as it is damaging the walls and carpet?
Typically, you should not cut those roots, but if they are causing damage, then it is ok. I would recommend providing a support for the roots to attach to in the future, such as a stick or trellis.
Just wanting to know can you cut those Brown scraggly things that grow off the side of the stems of the plant. Thanks Jo
These are aerial roots, the plant uses these to cling to a support.
If they are growing down and not needed you can trim them.
We bought a fruit salad tree and it seems to be doing well except one graft seems to have dried up. Can we bring it back or is it a lost cause?
The portion of the stem showing in the photos appears to be completely dead. But follow it down to the base and if there is any of the lower portion that appears to be viable, scratch the bark and see if there is any green growing layer under the bark. If so, prune the dry, dead portion out and leave the base of the stem to see if it sprouts. If not in two to four weeks, then it is likely lost. Prune it off at the base.
You can live with the reduced selection, or choose to attempt another graft.
I am looing to plant a fruit cocktail tree(s) and need to know what is the best time of year to plant. They are in the Burgess fall catalog right now.
Most fruit trees are best suited for Spring planting. Planting now will result in a dead tree, as will planting in winter. Autumn can be suitable if you know that it will be cool but nowhere near freezing until it establishes.For that reason it is best planted in Spring.
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