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Winnetka, California
May 4, 2020 12:52 PM CST
About a year ago I bought my house. It came with a large orange tree. About 44" around and about 15-18 feet high. It produces some great oranges! But, I am not sure the last time the tree was fertilized or just taken care of, health wise. How much fertilizer should be use for a tree this size? And what else can be done to make sure the tree keeps producing good fruit?
Also, how can I determent the age of the tree?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 4, 2020 3:53 PM CST

If you have lived in your house for a year and have not fertilized the orange tree, you can do that now. Use a citrus specific fertilizer and follow the label instructions. You can fertilize your tree 3 or 4 times a year.

The only way you can tell the age of a tree is to cut it down and count the rings. How old is your house? Its the same age or younger than your house.
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Winnetka, California
May 4, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Thank you! The house was built back in the 60's.

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