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Question: I have a dwarf orange tree for years. It produced nothing for many years. Now it bloosoms many flowers and small oranges start to form, but 95% will not stay and fall off the tree. I may get a half dozen oranges

Answer: What you describe is actually a natural thinning process of the fruit. Young trees produce many, many more flowers than ever develop into fruit. And, those that begin to develop can drop because the tree does not have enough stored energy to both grow and develop fruit so the tree drops immature fruits. As your tree matures it will be able to set and develop more fruit. Just be patient with it!

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