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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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How big a lemon tree can I grow indoors?

We get a lot of questions about member of the citrus family. Some varieties will flower and set fruit indoors. So, yes, you can grow citrus indoors but they are challenging to keep looking nice at ...
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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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Practical identification of suckers on a cumquat tree

It would seem the scion is at the base of your plant, as shown in the second picture. Therefore, the branch you're concerned about is not a sucker because it doesn't arise from below the scion, or ...
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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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Can citrus tree health affect the seed count in the fruit?

The seediness of Clementine mandarins depends upon the availability of pollen from other citrus varieties when the tree is in bloom. Clementines are typically low seeded or seedless when grown in a ...
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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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Can citrus tree health affect the seed count in the fruit?

More seeds is a sign of stress. The plant produces more seeds when the chances of survival (from the tree's perspective) grow slimmer and slimmer. A well cared for, fertilized, pruned, and irrigated ...
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Can I graft an orange tree to a hardier northern root stock?

Grafting compatibility depends on genetic similarity. Because of this, the most successful grafts are between species, within the genera. Inter-generic grafts are usually not successful, but in some ...
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Why is my indoor lime tree growing fruit without pollination?

Sfgate and the other content mills are crap. Lots of times articles are written by people with little or no experience other than the ability to paraphrase. I remember reading a lawn care article ...
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Why are my limes taking a long time to ripen?

Citrus typically takes a long time to ripen. Valencia oranges, for example, will still be completing the ripening process even after the tree has flowered and set fruit for the next season. You did ...
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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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Do ants eat scale on lime trees?

I believe that (in the first picture) is citrus whitefly (Dialeurodes citri). The small white dots are probably the eggs and larvae (the nymphs fasten to the leaf undersides like scale - see below). ...
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How to secure my orange tree

It looks like your tree is heading in the right direction, and has some great-looking fruit on it. If you keep the tree watered and fertilized, all the fruit should mature. That's the way oranges are, ...
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Can I graft a branch of a sweet orange onto a sour orange tree to get sweet fruit?

If you are comfortable with rind grafting (pictured below), Then yes, these trees are compatible. This is best done in early spring just before bud break. Be sure you leave some original growth, to ...
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Why won't my citrus trees fruit?

Citrus often take five years or more to flower and fruit. Some take more than others. Overferilizaion with nitrogen can cause some citrus to just be vegetative and not flower. This can result from ...
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Why has my orange tree turned yellow and stopped bearing fruit?

As you may know, plants can be victim of different kinds of affections : Nutrients deficiency Parasits assaults Meteorological perturbations First of all, you should check for parasits, even if I ...
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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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Flesh of Kishu is dry

The explanation is probably to do with insufficient water - the fruits are a source of moisture for the tree, so if there's not enough water around, the tree will take the moisture from the fruits. ...
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