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?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
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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