Ask a Question forum→losing fruit early!

Views: 75, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
north florida
May 5, 2020 2:44 AM CST
Every Year My Fruit Trees, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit,get Buds And Tiny Little Fruits. Many Many Of Them. Few Survive And Most fall off while fruit is very tiny. Why does this happen? what can i do to keep them on trees so they grow big into fruit?
Thumb of 2020-05-05/dipperdors/c2a96e

Thumb of 2020-05-05/dipperdors/59b6f6

Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
Hummingbirder Birds Organic Gardener Dog Lover Cat Lover
May 5, 2020 2:46 AM CST
Shoot a photo of the whole tree in the ground so I can see what you are talking about.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Milpitas, CA
May 5, 2020 3:22 PM CST
Have you fertilized your tree?
I'm not telling you to do that, just asking.

Have you pruned your tree?

And when do you water it, and how much??
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 5, 2020 3:32 PM CST
Citrus trees only keep the fruit the tree is able to support. Your tree is being pollinated so all those flowers start to develop little fruits but the tree just can't handle that much, the excess abort.

Keep the trees always damp. Dry trees can't support as much fruit.

Fertilize 4 times a year with citrus specific fertilizer.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 6, 2020 10:26 AM CST
Size and age of trees matters.
All citrus have shallow feeder roots, 6-10 inches deep. They should be shallow watered, often. Dont forget to water in winter, they don't go dormant.
Deep water a couple times a year.

Did you have plenty of honeybees ?

Grass or anything growing within a couple feet of drip line of trees is a big no no.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by IrisLilli and is called "Poppies Galore"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.