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A blog by the UC Master Gardeners of Stanislaus County
on May 7, 2020 at 7:11 PM
My plum tree is mature tree but it gives only 5 to 6 fruits Flowers and fruits drop alot they turned yellow and fall from Tree
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on May 11, 2020 at 3:14 PM
Hello Deepak, thanks for your comment. It sounds like you have a question for us! I'll email you so we can correspond and get to the bottom of this mystery.
by Ijaz Umar
on June 20, 2020 at 1:44 AM
I am a novice, I planted two plum plants, and  
one each of pear, cherry, and apple...  
I have gone through the experience of fruit  
drop on the plums, and pears...there was very  
little fruit on the cherry, and apples...please  
recommend how I can have healthy plants and  
fruit...May I add this is the third year since  
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on June 22, 2020 at 3:09 PM
Hello Ijaz, I just sent you an email so we can help answer your question. We look forward to speaking with you!
by Don Akins
on August 1, 2020 at 4:43 PM
peach tree dropping fruit and lot of fruit has sap coming out of it.  
I spray with dormant in the winter.
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on August 4, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Hello Don, please fill out our online survey and we will get back to you with some help.
by Rizny
on November 11, 2020 at 7:07 PM
I have damage leave on all vegetable plants and in Apple n Pear trees. Eaten by insects  
How to prevent this safely or organically
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on November 12, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Hello, sounds like a few things are going on. We will contact you via email.
by Eva
on February 4, 2021 at 2:44 PM
My citrus trees drop the fruit prematurely and they look they are drying out now.  
Could this be because of a fungal infection. I'm in Houston TX, where we get lots of water, humidity and heat.  
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on February 9, 2021 at 2:15 PM
Hello Eva, we would advise contacting your local Master Gardeners. Since you are in Houston, that would be the Harris County Master Gardeners. Here is their website that contains contact information -  
Best of luck!
by pavan
on April 6, 2021 at 1:05 PM
Hi Anne,  
I have exactly same question as DEEPAK RAJ above (on May 7, 2020 at 7:11 PM).  
I had not pruned my plum tree last year(2020) so I had noticed multiple water shoots it did not fruit much and if it did , it was minimal may be 10 at the max.  
But year before (2019), I got lots of plums and thats the year I had planted it.  
But this year(2021), I took lot of steps and pruned it nicely. So the result of it the leaves are very well spaced and bigger.  
Fruits are lot more but are slowly starting to drop after turning yellow when they are super young and tiny.  
Yes , there may be a less bees . so, I planted lavender by the side of plum tree. I do see considerable fruits compared to last year. But, a lot of them are turning yellow and dropping. Do I need some kind of fertilizer as well ? I have not put any kind of fertilizer.  
I live in Sacramento area we get good sun and I don't think I over water .. I just keep the soil slightly moist, I have not put mulch..
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on April 6, 2021 at 5:25 PM
Hello Pavan, thanks for your comment. Sounds like you have quite a few fruit trees! Please contact the UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardeners with your question using this email address:  
Best of luck!
by Andy
on May 16, 2021 at 9:42 AM
My persimmons usually bears lots of fruits yearly but since I harvested only about 20 fruits last year I thought of spraying pesticides this year (malathion) since I read about it. So all of a sudden around March I was so glad to see a lot of flowers which I’ve never seen before so I thought I did something right but all of a sudden in the last 2 weeks I see a lot of bead-size fruits on the ground which I’m afraid may be all of the fruits are falling can you please give me an advise what I have done wrong or what to do next season to retain my fruits thank you
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on May 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Hello Andy, I'm sending you an email about your request.
by Fraidoon Stana
on May 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM
Hello. What is the cause for fruit drop in plums. The pedicles become dry and drops from the juncture area to stem. Is it something common in May or is there any other reason?  
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on May 21, 2021 at 1:08 PM
Hello Fraidoon, please fill out our online survey and we will get back to you with some help.
by Shaista Bakali
on June 1, 2021 at 4:05 PM
hello, i have pear fruit drop .what should I do to prevent drop?
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on June 4, 2021 at 10:47 AM
Hello Shaista, if you live in Stanislaus County, please fill out our form at and we will contact you. If not, find your local program to contact at
by Tara Chand
on June 3, 2021 at 8:18 PM
The Walnuts in our trees drop prematurely in June as against the harvest month of October.  
How can we detect the pests & diseases and whats the treatment for these?
by Tracue
on June 4, 2021 at 9:31 AM
I have a very old pear tree. Purchased the house 6 years ago and every year it sets fruit and they end up all dropping.  
I live in East Texas and we are having a wet spring with Temps in the low 80's. The tree set lots of fruit and they were growing well. Just checked and they all dropped!  
It is so frustrating!
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on June 4, 2021 at 10:49 AM
Hello Tracue, it's best to contact your local Master Gardeners in Texas. Here is their contact information Best of luck with your trees!
by Beadan kaggia
on December 17, 2021 at 3:05 AM
Its helpful en educative
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