Minneola Orange Tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by perryhomes2
May 23, 2010
My Minneola tree is full of blooms and did not get hit by frost -but there is no evidence of fruit. The tree is 5 years and looks very healthy. What is wrong.


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Answer from NGA
May 23, 2010

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For the most part, citrus trees are considered self-fruitful so you only need one, as long as there is adequate insect activity (bees, wasps, and other flying insects to transfer pollen). University studies do show that even self-fertile trees produce a bigger crop if another citrus tree is in the neighborhood so if you have room, you may want to plant a second tree. Aside from poor pollination, there's really no reason your tree is not setting fruit. It's certainly old enough and as long as you're getting healthy new growth and flowers, it should produce at least some fruits. You may want to consider adding another citrus tree to your garden. Best wishes with your tree!

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