Citrus Trees Don't Hold Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rocinsrab
July 1, 2010
I live in deep South Texas and have many different types of citrus trees in pots. They bloom profusely and set fruit, then drop all when a little larger than pea-size. Any ideas what it could be?


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010

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Fruit drop is common, as the trees set far more fruit than they can bare to maturity. They drop pea-size to golf-ball-size fruit in May and June. Fruit drop can be worsed by hot weather and high winds. Citrus trees usually take several years or more to develop a consistent fruit crop. Grown in pots, your trees will require regular watering and fertilizing. Try to find a fertilizer formulated especially for citrus and follow package instructions.

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