What is Fruit & Seed Retardant?
This treatment we offer reduces flowering and fruit/seed set without compromising tree health. Annual applications will substantially reduce cleanup, maintenance labor, and associated costs. We commonly use on ornamental trees with undesirable fruit or seed production that requires ongoing cleanup or causes turf maintenance problems.
The best results on most deciduous trees are obtained when trees are injected in the late summer (one month prior to the typical first frost). First year treatments will be more effective if injections are made in the early spring and again in late summer. In following years make injections in the late summer for control of the following year. Some exceptions to this rule are late fruiting trees such as Locust, Walnut, and Gingko trees, in which fruiting/seeding is better controlled by injecting in early spring. First year applications will provide less fruit/seed reduction than subsequent applications. Apply annually for maximum effectiveness.