Ants On My Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Little Rock, AR
Question by ronsheffield
September 29, 2004
I have 5 of your dwarf trees: lemons, organge lime and grapefruit trees. I have had them since early spring this year.

RED BLUSH GRAPEFRUIT: no fruit and has ants leaves are not bright green

CARA CARA PINK NAVEL ORANGE:I have two organges that are about the size of tennis balls and haven't gotten any larger nor have they ripened. Also have ants

LISBON LEMON:Lemons have started to bud, leaves are not bright green, ants.

WASHINGTON NAVEL ORGANGE: no fruit and the leaves are not bright green.

LIME:I have limes but they do not get bright geen, ants.

I have five of your dwarf trees. They receive full sun about 12 hours per day. I water them when they become dry about 3-4 inches below surface.

When do I fertilize? Because they are in clay pots how do make certain I don't over fertilize.

The trees will be moved inside when there is a threat of hard freeze. How do I fertilize for winter?

I'm sorry for all of the questions but I am real new at this.



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Answer from NGA
September 29, 2004

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by half, you'll eliminate the risk of over-fertilizing and burning the roots, plus you'll be providing a constant diet of important nutrients. Regular feeding all year around will help the foliage return to the normal deep green color.

Citrus trees can produce several crops of fruit each year and can even flower while fruit is maturing. The tree's age will determine how heavy the crop is and how soon a tree can begin producing fruit. Don't give up on your fruitless trees; when they are mature enough they will produce flowers and fruit.

Hope this answers all your questions about citrus trees! by half, you'll eliminate the risk of over-fertilizing and burning the roots, plus you'll be providing a constant diet of important nutrients. Regular feeding all year around will help the foliage return to the normal deep green color.

Citrus trees can produce several crops of fruit each year and can even flower while fruit is maturing. The tree's age will determine how heavy the crop is and how soon a tree can begin producing fruit. Don't give up on your fruitless trees; when they are mature enough they will produce flowers and fruit.

Hope this answers all your questions about citrus trees!

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