Key Lemon Tree sprayed with Spectracide - Knowledgebase Question

Edinburg, Te
Question by menazenaida
July 8, 2010
I have a young key lemon tree (mexican lemon) in a 5 gal.pot.that got accidentally sprayed with spectracide. I was planning to plant it this fall in our backyard but I would like to know if I should rather dispose of it as I am afraid the fruit that it will produce will be contaminated. Thanks in advance for your response.


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Answer from NGA
July 8, 2010

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The Spectracide will degrade over a period of a few months so I wouldn't worry about it tainting any fruit your tree develops next year. By the time your tree is planted and produces flowers and fruit, the chemical and any residue will be long gone and there will be no ill effects.

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