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Does my very young Eureka lemon tree have leaf disease?

It looks in your photos as if you have it in a small cup with no drainage. I would surmise from that & the condition of the leaves that it is over-watered and probably suffering from root rot. ...
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Why do the leaves of my (very young) Eureka lemon tree look folded?

It is probably suffering in part from transplant shock. Give it some time to adjust. Also, make sure you are not over-watering. If you stick your finger an inch or so into the soil, it should feel ...
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Why is my Orange tree not bearing fruit

They are getting pollinated well enough, you can see the young fruit hips in those pictures. If there wasn't any fruit set, the ovaries would fall of the same time as the flower and you'd see no hips. ...
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Need help identifying this disease for my lemon tree

Looks like you have at least two problems. Let's take the last image first which appears to show Citrus Leaf Miner damage. You can see the channels that the miner has burrowed into the leaf. The ...
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Does my very young Eureka lemon tree have leaf disease?

The dark green veins and light green leaf material also indicate an Iron/Manganese deficiency which is very common with citrus grown on alkaline soils. See here for more detail. Repotting with new ...
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Will a lemon tree grow back after being cut down low?

The smaller the tree was the more likely it is to grow back. Trees put on new growth by activating dormant buds along the length of the trunk. The smaller the branch or trunk the more dense those buds ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

Usually we reserve the term "sucker" to shoots arising from below the graft, and "water shoots" for those arising above the graft. The difference is that suckers allow inferior root stock vegetation ...
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Why does the lime half of a grafted tree suffer, while the lemon half thrives?

I'm sorry to say there's probably nothing you can do to change the situation. It sounds as if the lime part of the grafted tree is failing because it doesn't have enough vascular tissue to conduct ...
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Red streaks in Louisiana sweet oranges

This has nothing to do with what pollinated your trees this year. But apparently some of your trees have a trace of blood oranges in their ancestral line. Oranges (Citrus x sinensis) are a hybrid ...
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Ants and white fluff on my citrus tree leaves

Looks like a scale infestation - the ants are there to collect the honeydew they produce. You will need to treat the scale, but its not that easy to get rid of them, the cottony covering they produce ...
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Fertilizing multi-variety fruit trees

It is a good thing to have mixed fruit trees. I hope they are not too close together. The best fertilizer is nature. But nature needs time to do its work. You should store leaves and mulched grass ...
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Problem with my Meyer's lemon tree

The tree will drop what it can't support. So, it needs sunlight, nutrients, and water to make fruit to surround seeds to make more lemon trees (from its perspective) and will either reduce fruit load ...
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Discoloration on bottom of limes

By the bottom end I take it you are referring to the blossom or stylar end of the fruit. The appearances you are seeing is called blossom end rot which is caused by a physiological block of calcium ...
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Do Orange and Lemon Trees need annual pruning?

Citrus only need minimal pruning - if they are growing the way you want, I wouldn't worry. February is a good time to remove overcrowded branches and leggy growth can be cut back by up to two thirds. ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

Looking at this picture, to me it seems it may need more sunlight. It looks very "leggy", which indicates it's stretching to catch the light and wants more sun. But I'm impressed it's grown from seed ...
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Should I prune double "trunk" of orange tree seedling?

Whether you remove one stem or not depends on what you're intending to do with this plant eventually. Since oranges do not come true from seed, it's difficult to know what size of tree this might make,...
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Is there any hope left for my lemon seedling?

As you say, it's hard to tell the difference between overwatering and underwatering, as the symptoms can look the same. But it sounds like you fertilized twice in a month or two, with 1/4 cup of ...
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Why is my Orange tree not bearing fruit

You've said your tree is 'about' four years old - most orange trees do not produce fruit till they are between 3-5 years old anyway. It's common for a large percentage of the flowers to just fall and ...
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Why is my Orange tree not bearing fruit

If your tree had some oranges in the past and not now, but it has been growing normally, then likely you don't have enough pollinators, bees, in your garden. To compensate for that you can transfer ...
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Transparent crystal-like secretion on my orange tree

This is a phenomena called guttation. Plants work by pulling water up from the roots. In situations where the relative humidity is high you may observe these drops being extruded from leaves or stems....
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What are the consequences of not removing all the buds on my young lemon tree?

Young fruit trees need to develop themselves and setting fruit consumes a part of their resources. The more flowers you remove, the faster will the tree grow and produce more fruits the next season. ...
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Folded leaves on a seemingly healthy lemon sapling

I like that you 'roughly' water every 2-4 days! That is a good way to water! This guy looks very healthy and what I am seeing is very normal. This leaf is still 'uncurling' from its 'package'. ...
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Lime tree with older leaves getting brown and dry

Always nice to say, 'you don't have a problem'!! Those leaves can easily be clipped off at the trunk. Your plant looks healthy! Make sure that ALL of the trunk is out of the soil, that you didn't ...
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Drooping leaves on orange tree

Assuming the soil in the pot isn't bone dry and you're watering as you have been doing during the last year, the most likely cause of the new leaves drooping is exposure to chilly air. A window that ...
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Can I sweeten sour tangerines on the fruit tree?

It seems as if you're saying you grew your tangerine tree with a seed you saved and planted from a fruit you'd eaten. The thing about citrus trees is, they will grow from seeds gathered in this way, ...
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Why does my mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata) have yellow leaves with speckled bottoms?

My gut feeling would be spider mites, but I can't say for sure. In short, no, a citrus shouldn't look like this. The pale areas with darker veins are chlorosis, which can either be a sign of a ...
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Key lime tree: white mush/mold (?) on the roots, and curling whitening leaves

This looks like a terracotta pot. Due to the wicking action of these pots fertiliser salts can accumulate at the bottom and other locations. They can burn roots so if there's that danger you can use ...
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Citrus tree deficiency or toxicity

Trees planted in pots are much more constrained by the care that you provide them than trees planted in the earth as the latter have much greater access to symbiotic assistance from a larger variety ...
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Is my tree definitely dead?

With a sharp knife gently scrape away the bark near the base of the plant. If it shows green, it's alive. If it shows brown, it's dead.
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