Issue exporting from maya 2008

Hi there. I’m sorry if I’m posting in the wrong area. I am using Maya 2008 to create a 3d tree with hanging fruit and leaves. There is animation throughout, including falling fruit. I’m at my last resort trying to figure out why/how to export everything in the scene fully. I have all the animation baked in, and streamlined, and named. All of the objects and animation export correctly except the falling fruit. After hours of googling, I’ve noticed a lot of people are having the same issue. It’s very frustrating as I need this for an in-ap animation. Any help would be appreciated!

PS: another issue many were having with “flickering” animation - I figured out. It happens when you have your scene at 30/fps, and importing puts it at 24/fps.