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ERBERB Posts: 17

I have had a greengage tree for about 10 years and in the last 7 years have had a hundreds of fruit on it every year. Last year I noticed that the leaves started to dye off early around August and the fruit was rotting quite quickly too. This year there is no sign of any buds or leaves appearing. A lot of the ends appear to be dead, but I have scratched some of the branches below and they appear to be green underneath. Should I cut back hard or just prune the dead branches off or should this just be left alone. Thank you


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Hi elaine, last year was really awful for fruit trees; my pear and quince both produced nothing, so it may have been the weather and this year has been pretty cold so far. I would leave it to recover from the strange weather.image

  • ERBERB Posts: 17

    Thank you Artjak I will take your advice I was at a loss of what to do.image

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