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Goji berries

Goji berries

Has anyone tried growing the Goji berry? I have a six year old straggly bush which so far has failed to produce a single berry despite all possible care and attention. Any advice would be gratefully received.

Colin Carmichael

Photograph reproduced with kind permission from Sutton Seeds

Fruit, plants and flowers of Duke of Argyll’s Tea Tree growing wild in Lincolnshire – see comment below by Clive Simms

Simms Lord tea tree fruit ruler P1030777

Simms Lord tea tree fruit  flower

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Apple Scab

Apple Scab

I am currently undertaking a pest and disease module as part of my degree at Myerscough College in Lancashire and would like to know what your readers would rate as the five most common or most damaging apple diseases?

Ben Clansey

See Fruit Forum main web-site for an article on scab on apples and pears: ‘Closing Down the Scab Factories’ by Adrian Baggaley.

Photograph courtesy John R. Hartman. Reproduced with permission from Vaillancourt, L. J. and J. R. Hartman. 2000. ‘Apple scab.’ The Plant Health Instructor. DOI: 10.1094/PHI-I-2000-1005-01. Updated 2005.

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Has anyone have any ideas on how to save money with respect to fungicides for collar rot.  I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars for a gallon of the fungicides on the market.  I just want to drench no more than about six trees, so I am thinking I only need what, an ounce or two, and the appropriate amount of water. I am open to any ideas or related thoughts on this.

Arak Seepoom

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