PERENNIALS & FRUIT(CITRUS) - Knowledgebase Question

LAS VEGAS, Ne
Question by MDECASTRO6
June 3, 2009
HOW CAN I MAKE MY GARDENIA GREENER? WHAT TYPE OF FERTILIZER SHOULD I USE? SAME THING WITH MY JASMINE TOO! HOW CAN I INCREASE THE YIELD OF MY PERSIMMONS LAST YEAR I HAVE ONE(1) THIS YEARS CLOSE TO SIX(6)EXPECTING TO HARVEST. HOW ABOUT MY LIME TREE BLOOMS HEAVILY THIS TIME SHOWS TINY FRUIT BUT NOW THEY ALL GONE, WILL YOU TELL ME WHATS WRONG? NEED SPRAY MAYBE TO HOLD, PLEASE HELP! THANKS, MARCIAL J.


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Answer from NGA
June 3, 2009

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Gardenias and jasmine will both green up if you apply Ironite and if you feed with Miracid, an acidified fertilizer. Persimmon trees won't bare lots of fruits until they are mature so there's not much you can do to increase the yield. When they are more mature they are more able to hold and mature more fruits. I'm afraid patience is the only answer here. Lime trees - in fact all citrus trees - traditionally produce more flowers than they can possibly develop into fruit. The small fruits that are dropping are part of the natural thinning process, or they have not be properly pollinated. Again, maturity will dictate just how many fruits your tree is able to bare. The older and more mature the tree, the larger crop it will be able to ripen. There's really not much you can do except exercise some patience. Best wishes with your landscape!

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