orange tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nchapes
January 23, 2009
I have a orange tree that was here before we own this home, and it has lot's of fruts but,they taste very bitter. The skin of the orange is has very tough texture and inside it look's more like a grapefrut i'ts white not orange color.Please help!!!!!
thank you.

Answer from NGA
January 23, 2009
If the oranges themselves are dried out inside, your tree isn't getting enough water while the fruits are developing. Not enough water will cause the cells inside the oranges to develop but not become plump and produce a juicy fruit. Make sure you water deeply during the summer months while the fruit is forming and maturing. Citrus trees also benefit from feeding during the growing season. Use a specially formulated Citrus Fertilizer and apply in amounts and with the frequency recommended on the fertilizer label. Hope you have a better harvest next year!

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