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Dec 14, 2014 8:23 PM CST
I have a small satsuma orange and a tangerine tree both ars about 3 ft and doing poorly. Have watered and fed. Satsuma produced about 12 fruit but it has few leaves. Somebody please tell me to save these trees.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Dec 14, 2014 8:35 PM CST Admin

My satsumas are surviving but not growing. If your trees are 3 feet tall then they are doing better that mine! Smiling I'm all ears for advice from others.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Dec 14, 2014 8:44 PM CST
My 4 ft Satsuma in a pot did not do as well this year as they did last when they got much more sun and regular water. But it is full of green leaves and is still hanging on to it's only 2 oranges. I did feed them twice. They should be fed between April and August only adding nitrogen if necessary. I have a shoot that might be a sucker? I can't tell? It is a nice branch from the bottom with teeny tiny leaves on it. I might trim it back since it is from the bottom though it has interesting growth.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Dec 14, 2014 10:19 PM CST
I have a Satsuma that is supposed to be a miniature. It is now approximately 10 years old and about 7' tall and equally wide. It produced poorly last year as we had an early freeze, but it now is yielding quite a lot of fruit and is always well covered with leaves. I don't know what I have done to please it. I kept it watered for the first couple of years and feed it with barnyard manure occasionally, but it is pretty much on its own. It no longer gets water other than rain and I have never pruned or sprayed it...?

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