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Can I grow and produce fruit from the 2 seeds from my naval oranges?

Can the large 2 seeds I found in my naval orange be planted and reproduce? If not, what type in south Tx would I need to buy and would I need to buy 2 to pollinate?
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Is my pineapple plant healthy?

Our pineapple plant started to lose its color so we repotted it in a larger pot and added the recommended soil and fertilizer. We trimmed the leaves that were browned/yellowing at the end as well. It’...
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White spots and dried tips on key lime trees

We grew two key lime trees from seeds. They are now about 3 years old. A few weeks ago they started developing white spots on some of the leaves and some of the new shoots died off. We live in ...
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Our 4 yr old Persian lime/ Meyer lemon tree has 10% curling leaves… what is it? Treat with what?

Curling leaves, broken bark, dying branch. What is the cause & how do I treat this? Please Advise
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I want help related to my lemon tree

My lemon plant is almost dying though it has some green parts somewhere how to rejuvenate it plzz help
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Kumquat Marumi Zone 8b Frost Damage

I live in Zone 8b. I planted a Kumquat Marumi early feb this year. We had a frost a week after I planted it and the temp went down to 20 degrees. Is the tree dead?
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White, bark stripped branches on Meyer Lemon tree

Branches of my mature, well establised Meyer Lemon tree are entirely white - seemingly stripped of bark. What does this mean?
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My baby lemon tree is getting sick

I planted a couple of lemon seeds in a pot in June 2021 and a baby lemon sprouted. She grew up in a really healthy way. Since then, I have changed the soil and the pot only once. I used regular soil ...
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Container lime tree has discolored new growth

I have a semi-dwarf Bearss lime tree in a container. It seems vigorous and started flowering and producing fruit only a few months after I bought it. It is producing new growth well, but I have ...
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Should I treat soil after slime flux?

I inherited a tree that suffered from slime flux (bacterial wetwood). It had sores on the trunk that oozed liquid and foam, and the run-off created a smelly puddle at the base of the tree. The stink ...
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What's wrong with my citrus?

First two are a lime, second two are a tangerine. Both of these have done well in previous years. The lime is especially bad it does not seem able to add new leaves, and the existing leaves have ...
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How to handle citrus cutting blossoming

I had to remove a fairly uncommon (maybe ugli fruit), but dying citrus tree last year, and took some cuttings - 1 of which appears to be growing. My concern is that it is tiny (cutting is maybe 15cm ...
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How can I save my tangerine tree after repotting and leaves curling?

I have a 10 year old tangerine tree. It put on a ton of new leafy growth this summer when I had it outside, but I pruned a lot of the branches to make it look more uniform. It was in a pretty big pot ...
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How long to see results in citrus tree after soil remediation?

I recently discovered that a nutrient imbalance might be contributing to a grapefruit tree having fruit with thick rinds and no fruit/pulp. Here's the explanation I'm working from. If I add bone meal ...
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How should I prune this kafir lime to produce a bushier plant

I live in Sydney, AU. I have a kafir lime with 3 lanky branches. That I bought last year. Now that summer is almost upon us, I want to prune it a bit to produce a more bushy plant. At the start of ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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What are the issues plaguing my lemon tree and how can I bring it back to glory?

Have just moved house and have a lemon tree that appears to be suffering from numerous issues. What exactly is causing the issues seen in the below pictures, and how can I effectively treat them? I've ...
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How to spacing citrus trees?

I have a narrow and long backyard, and I am planning to plant a kumquat and a lemon tree. How far apart should I plant them? Thanks! I haven’t bought these trees yet, but I think I will get a dwarf ...
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How do I salvage my dried up lemon tree?

my lemon tree is about 2 years old and it was in good shape. I went on vacation this month and the tree wasn't watered for 2 weeks. Now all the leaves are dried up and the stem feels dry too. I ...
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Deformed leaves on Buddha Hand citron

What citrus disease is this? I picked up the very last Buddha Hand Citron from the store, so I couldn’t choose a better looking plant. Its leaves have wavy contours and the inside is bubbly. I don’t ...
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How far away should I plant new citrus tree?

My two 12-year-old orange trees did not recover from the hard freeze in the Houston area earlier this year. I have given time for new growth and cut a couple branches to check for green wood. Nada. ...
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Lime tree is dying

My lime tree has been doing well for several years but in the last few days the leaves have curled up. It's getting enough water and I put some citrus food on the base. I also noticed these markings ...
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Poor Persian Lime Tree

I am in San Antonio where we had snow about a month ago. I bought this lime tree in early January and never repotted it but it was doing great. I put it in my garage for the snow storm, brought it ...
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Citrus tree cutting preparation for propagation

I have an indoor potted citrus tree (grown from a seed) that has a great sentimental value for me but that I have cared for improperly and it has been in a very bad shape. It has recovered now but ...
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Leaves dropping from young variegated lemon tree

I have a young, indoor, variegated lemon tree that I purchased in November 2020. This is my first tree and I live in PA. I understand that the climate here is not optimal for this type of tree. Leaf ...
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My lime tree cutting has developed flower buds along the stem but no leaves. The cutting is about 8 weeks along

My lime tree cutting is about 2 months along and it has not produced any new leaves but is producing flower buds along the stem. Should I be seeing new leave growth?
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Why is my Meyer Lemon producing orange fruit?

The tree this came from started as a Meyer Lemon 16 years ago. I got two skimpy years of lemons on my patio. When I moved to a house, the plant went into the ground, with a few lemons. Three years ...
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Big root sucker on productive orange tree

This orange tree produces wonderful oranges in large quantity. I just noticed that its double-trunk structure is due to a sucker that was allowed to grow and nearly take over. The two trunks form a ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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Leaves on mandarin tree looking dull

Suddenly I have noticed that the leaves on the mandarin tree are looking dull and curling (whole tree). It's a 3 year old tree and it has been producing lot of fruits. I watered the tree yesterday and ...
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Raised bed in citrus cultivation in heavy and low permeable soils

Good morning, here a citrus grower from Sicily. Now there is a strong tendency in the world to grow citrus (pomegranates and other plants) in raised beds/berms, like this: The reason seems to be that ...
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Why is my otherwise healthy indoor meyer lemon dropping so many leaves?

I have a meyer lemon tree indoors that appears very healthy except that it is losing all its leaves. As such, I'm worried that it's actually dying. I've checked the other answers on Gardening SE ...
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Can I put orange or other citrus peel on the compost pile?

I have heard from a friend that orange and in general citrus peel should not be put to the compost pile. This is due to the artificial ripening agents added to them. If this really the case what is ...
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Can I graft a citrus using two different techniques simultaneously?

I am thinking of grafting a mandarin on a citrus tree that is most probably a grapefruit, but not sure. As I understand, they're compatible as both a citrus trees. My question is - can I graft a bud ...
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How to identify which variety of lemon you have?

Last month I decided to start some lemon seedlings from store bought organic lemons imported from Argentina (which for me is a first, usually lemons are imported from Mexico or grown in USA) fast ...
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Indoor lemon/lime - wilt leaves which yellow and drop

After they had been outside throughout the summer, I brought my citruses inside. I've been having them for a couple of years and this is the first time I observe so much leaves being dropped. On the ...
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Mandarin tree with yellow leaves and black spots (potted)

This grafted 'imperial' mandarin tree was planted in this pot over a year ago and is not healthy. Other plants at the store actually had fruit on them when I purchased this but it has never fruited. ...
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Is my tree definitely dead?

I'll keep this short. I bought a mandarin tree back in March, a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak. I kept it in my room in London. It grew a lot of leaves and seemed to do well. Then I left my ...
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Is this citrus?

This tree has branches like citrus, but the leaves are soft like a chili plant; and developing fruit is red. In this location I would usually expect a Cumquat. I can return to this location for more ...
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Saving an indoor Meyer lemon tree with a couple leaves left

I’ve had this Meyer lemon tree since January. It was doing well, blossoming, etc. but in the past 2 months it’s slowly lost most of its leaves. I used to water it once a week and mist the leaves daily ...
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How can I rescue this lemon tree?

I've been growing a lemon tree from a store-bought lemon seed for about half a year now. A few days ago the temperatures have started to increase and since then the tree looks dried out, even though ...
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Re-Potting a Lemon Tree: Almost all leaves turned brown on a hot day

Today I re-potted my lemon tree in the morning. It was a very hot day and getting even warmer on the roof terrace where the tree is. In the early afternoon I many leaves have turned brown. Even the ...
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White branches on citrus tree, is this normal?

I'm seeing the branches to my citrus tree turn white. When I cut them, it's all dead. Is that normal or is it a fungus or something ? Please refer to the attached photo. It's happening to several ...
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Citrus: should old flower stalks be removed?

A kumquat was bought last winter and then had its fruits removed. This summer it’s not flowering. I’m wondering what it supposed to happen to the old flower stalks? Should I remove them (because they ...
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Grapefruit seedling

I'm new to citrus and I started germinating and then planting these grapefruits 3 months ago. Is this normal progress? I also have watered them every 2-3 days. Just asking for any tips on how to get ...
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Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
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Will citrus recover from alkaline soil/fruit drop?

Recently bought a place with orange, Clementine, lime, grapefruit, and lemon trees. New to growing citrus and did not test soil so did a fantastic job of nearly killing them all. Our soil ph is 8.5, ...
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Can a clementine cutting be rooted with out rootstock?

I have this clementine cutting that I placed in to coco coir and when I tug on it it doesn’t come out. And now it’s flowering ! Is this an advisable method of propagation?
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Help with lemon tree and encouraging new branch growth

I bought a lemon tree at the start of the year, at the time it was healthy and had fruit on it. Unfortunately it then suffered severe leaf drop and branch death. I think it was due to high stress from ...
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