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Lemons? Limes? Oranges? These trees are wierd!

I inherited 3 trees when I bought my house and all three have thorns on the branches with two trees having what appear to be lemons with orange highlights. When opened they have a very thick skin, ...
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Practical identification of suckers on a cumquat tree

I have a small cumquat tree, and sometimes it grows new, low branches, which I suspect are suckers. But how can I be sure, how can I decide whether to prune them or not? Here is a picture of the ...
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How big a lemon tree can I grow indoors?

I recently (yesterday) received a lemon tree as a gift. It's a little more than two meters tall, and comes with a giant pot, maybe around 50 cm in diameter and height. I'm planning on growing it ...
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Why has my orange tree turned yellow and stopped bearing fruit?

I live in Spain, and this year my orange tree has turned yellow all over, with no flowers or fruit. What could it be? I have taken a picture.
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How to cure citrus leaves with brown dots?

In the pic you can see brown dots on my indoor citrus tree. I have the citrus tree right next to window. I have there also another 3 small citrus trees like this, but only this one has brown dots. I ...
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How to cure sticky citrus leaves?

In the pic you can see big sticky drops on my indoor citrus tree. I have the citrus tree right next to window. I have there also another 3 small citrus trees like this, but only this one has sticky ...
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Why are my limes taking a long time to ripen?

I have an indoor lime tree and it grew blooms and fruit for the first time (in seven years) this spring. I'm very excited. Now, it has 4 or 5 fruits on it and they've been on there since April or so. ...
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Why won't my citrus trees fruit?

I have 6 citrus plants bought from the nursery and it has been in ground for 5 years in full sun and still no flowers nor fruit. How can I get it to fruit
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Kaffir Lime from seeds

I tried to smuggle a kaffir lime tree in from Malaysia in December, sadly it died instantly when I potted it. My partner bought 3 limes in France and brought them in but there was no seed in them. ...
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My lemon tree is having major problems [duplicate]

I live in Southern California and the bark on my tree is splitting, there are limbs also splitting off and the fruit is green instead of yellow. This tree is about fifty years old and I want to save ...
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Trying to save orange tree — pruning and general questions

I've been undertaking a campaign to save my orange tree and have made some progress. I live in Arizona and wasn't adequately watering it before, but have since mulched around the tree and deep water ...
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Can I save any of this orange harvest? (probably under-watered tree)

The house I'm renting has a number of fruit trees. I'm in San Jose, CA and with the drought, it has been a challenge to give them the right amount of water while still conserving. It seems the mature ...
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Identifying brown spots with Jade and lemon tree

I am trying to grow a lemon tree from seed and after circa 1 month tree is almost 5cm tall. However, this weekend it rained roughly and i checked my plants. I found out that my lemon tree has ...
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Why are my Meyer lemon's leaves yellowing and falling off?

I purchased a 1-2 year old Meyer lemon. We keep it indoors and it was doing great, and started blossoming all over. Then we re-potted it, using some citrus soil and one of those self watering pots. I ...
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Small brown scales on my lemon tree [duplicate]

My small lemon tree has been showing these scabs for a while. They are brown, mm sized, and fall off very easily just touching them with a finger or a nail. Examining the soil with a lens I also noted ...
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What should I do to prevent citrus trees from “burned” branches? [duplicate]

I have 6 citrus trees which I treat same way but 2 of them have this problem and about 3 months ago 1 smaller has not survived. As a fertilizer I use agro nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium: 5 - 6 – 6 ...
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What is this white stuff on my lime tree and should I be concerned?

My otherwise healthy lime tree (5 years old), has an odd white growth over it's surface. The ants seem to enjoy it. Is this something that needs to be treated immediately or can I do it in the ...
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Why did my lime tree stop growing?

I have a lime tree inside behind the window in a pot. It's got a couple of fruits on it and it seemed to happily grow new foliage up until about 1 month (or so) ago. I also stopped watering it a few ...
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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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Should I kill off one of the plants from a polyembryonic citrus seed to let the other grow?

I am growing some indoor citrus trees from seeds and found the seeds to mostly all sprout two plants. They are all about 1.5 inches tall right now and for each pair of plants one is clearly larger and ...
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How to prevent fungus on soil in self watering pots?

Below is a picture of one of my lemon trees, where the soil is covered with some sort of fungus. When I remove it, it comes back in 2-3 days. I am suspecting the problem is, that lemon trees can't be ...
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My indoor lemon tree is an offshoot. What should I do?

I ordered a couple Meyer lemon trees online, and I'm hoping I can pull them off indoors with less than ideal light. One of the trees is offset with the main branch sealed. It's not the best look for a ...
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Why is my indoor lime tree growing fruit without pollination?

I'm growing a lime tree indoors. It's about 7 or 8 years old now and finally producing some flowers and also fruit. I just read a home guide from SFGate that manual pollination is required to grow ...
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Should I prune or remove fruit before transplanting a citrus tree?

I have inherited a beautiful Mandarin tree that has spent quite some time in a pot. It has a lot of fruit on it that is ripening right now that will be ready for picking very soon. The tree has been ...
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Do ants eat scale on lime trees?

Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa When: Feb 2015 (summer in Southern Hemisphere) A couple of questions. First: Is this Scale in the first photo? If so, what type? If not what is it? Second: ...
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Why is my lemon tree losing leaves after I gave it tomato feed?

There are pale blotches on the leaves of my lemon tree. There are no pests or mites, but all leaves have fallen from tree. I have tried a tomato feed with no results.
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How do I take care of my very small Kaffir lime tree?

What is the general care of Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) trees? I have a very small tree that I'm growing as a houseplant. How do I care for it? Does it need a bigger pot?
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Can citrus tree health affect the seed count in the fruit?

I have a Clementine Orange which used to produce pleasant fruit that was lightly seeded. In the last few years, the number of seeds in each orange has increased dramatically. The tree has fallen to ...
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What is this disease on my lime plant? [duplicate]

What is this disease on my lime plant? And how to fix it?
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Can I graft a branch of a sweet orange onto a sour orange tree to get sweet fruit?

I have two old citrus trees, one bears sweet navel-type oranges and the other has hundreds of impossibly sour, tiny oranges. Would it be possible to chop off a branch from the sweet tree and attach ...
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Flesh of Kishu is dry

I planted a seedless kishu mandarin at the beginning of the year and it's produced around 20 mandarins. I've just tried a couple and the flesh inside is very dry: desiccated. The skin still hasn't ...
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What is this white substance growing on a kumquat tree?

I've had a kumquat tree on two different balconies for about three years. It's put out a few kumquats over the years, and lately started to again. Recently I noticed this white substance growing on ...
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How to secure my orange tree

As you can see in the picture, my Orange tree is developing plenty of beautiful looking oranges. Now, I'd really like to enjoy these oranges as soon as they ripe, so I have a few questions: ...
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Is there a close relative to citrus trees, which can grow in the northeast US?

I am interested in knowing what is a known close relative to citrus, that is known to grow in the northeast US, such as western New York. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Can I graft an orange tree to a hardier northern root stock?

I know you can graft like trees to like trees, but my question is: Can I graft an orange tree to a northern hardy root stock like a peach tree, and have it still grow and maybe produce an orange or ...
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How can I support oranges as they grow?

I have an orange tree growing in my backyard. I am not sure of the exact species. It has 4 oranges growing on it right now. Three of them appear to be very healthy. The other one is very small and ...
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What is eating my orange trees? [closed]

I have 3 navel orange trees in my backyard and the leaves are being eaten by something. What is it that is eating the leaves, and what can I do to prevent this?
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Trouble with old ornamental orange tree

My 40-year-old orange tree, originally bought by my mother's friend at the local grocery store as a tiny house plant, has been looking very sad for a while. the main problem is that the leaves are ...
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Should young citrus (kumquat) seedlings be kept under direct sunlight or indirect sunlight?

After the seeds have sprouted, should the initial stem and cotyledons be kept under direct sunlight or indirect sunlight, assuming watering once a day? At what stage should they be moved to direct ...
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Why seeds from the same citrus (kumquat) tree produce different sprouts?

I've sprouted two kumquat seeds from the same tree. One sprout looks very green and "healthy", with considerable cotyledons, while the other is very pale, with tiny cotyledons, that aren't growing any ...
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How do I know it's time to transfer my citrus (kumquat) to a bigger flowerpot?

I've sprouted kumquat from seed and planted it a small flowerpot. Now I have a stem and two pretty leaves. When do I transfer it to a bigger flowerpot? How big is big enough to have a flourishing ...
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What to do about grubs in vegetable garden and potted tree?

This Spring there seem to be grubs all over my garden, in just about any handful of dirt you flip over. There are lots of articles about how to handle grubs in your lawn, but I don't have a lawn, just ...
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Are citrus trees better grown using containers or in the ground?

I would really like to get a couple citrus trees (lemon and/or lime). The problem is I live in an apartment. I hope to move at some point such that I will have some land that I can put these in. My ...
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What kind of disease does my orange tree have?

Within the span of a few days, my Citrus sinensis started to display what looks like dandruff on the back of the leaves. As of now, many leaves have dried up and some have fallen on the ground. What ...
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Relocated lime tree not doing well

A friend of mine gave me well-established lime and lemon trees. They're about four years old, two or three feet tall. She's moving and can't take them with her. The lemon tree is doing relatively ...
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What is this tan dried wood on my citrus tree?

On my tangelo tree, I have a lot of tan branches that are dried and don't have vegetation. What is causing this and should it be thinned off? I'm wondering if it has any relation to the desired tan ...
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Getting a grapefruit tree to bear fruit in Phoenix, AZ?

We planted a grapefruit tree in our yard about 3 years ago. It was probably about 2 feet at the time. It is now about 6 feet and looks healthy, gets plenty of water and hubby has fertilized it some, ...
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Organic method of helping a Manganese deficient lemon tree

My young lemon tree has yellow blotches on some of its leaves, even though the leaves are quite newly grown. This advice suggests that it's likely to be deficient in Manganese, rather than Magnesium, ...
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How long to leave wrap around major tree repair?

A few months ago, I toppled a heavy bamboo trunk on top of a small (6') citrus sapling, snapping it completely in half. I basically grafted the broken trunk back in place and wrapped it in tape. ...
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Nutrition for a Navel Orange

Need some help keeping my navel orange healthy. The first image shows the (semi-dwarf) navel orange shortly after I planted it in September 2012 (around 8 to 9 months ago from writing this post). The ...