How To Get Fruit Trees To Blossom & Produce Fruit |Update

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Fruit Tree Blossoms

Well I’ll be darned my fruit trees have blossoms, and all because I used this old timers method (just click to read my earlier post). Finally after 5 years of nothing but green leaves the trees are loaded with pink and white blossoms. I’m assuming, as long as we don’t get a frost, I will have fruit this year. Oh I guess I also need to think about the bees and pollination. So I’m assuming if there’s no frost, but bees I will see fruit. I’m ecstatic, and amazed that beating the trees really worked. 

Fruit Tree BlossomsNow I need to get out my garden site map too see what tree is planted where so I can anticipate what fruit we will be getting. Do you do that too, have a map of what’s planted where? For me I have to or I’ll never remember from year to year what is where. I did lose 3 fruit trees over the winter so I may need to plant something new for cross pollination, but for now I’m just thrilled to see the trees in bloom. I guess when I threatened to cut them all down they listened and started behaving. 





  1. says

    Yay! I remember your post about whacking the trees. lol. Glad sometimes that putting on your crazy is a good thing!

    • says

      Melissa, I know Im stunned that it worked and glad I have the knowledge. Some day they will be calling me the old timer that told the crazy story about beating my trees, lol.

  2. says

    Yep, that is a great trick. My Uncle taught me that one and said it was my Grandfather that taught him. It works on many plants, even tomatoes that are not producing. I usually don’t have an issue with that but one year I did, so I did take the switch to it. of course with the more tender plant you don’t use a two by four , lo and behold it started blooming and produced like gangbusters the rest of the year. I am so glad it worked for you. My struggle with my fruit trees is not getting them to bloom, it is the weather freezing off the blossoms in a Spring freeze, which do come in May around these parts. So it is a gamble each year but I love my peaches, apples, pears and apricots fresh from my tree. They taste sooooo much better than what you get at a store.

  3. debbie says

    I am having the same problem but some of ours bloom but no fruit. When did you beat your trees, what time of year? Or does it matter?

    • says

      Yes Debbie beat the trees while they’re still dormant in my area Michigan I do it February or March. Just do it before the leaves fully come out for the year. It worked like a charm I’m loaded with fruit this year.

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