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chinohills, CA
Jan 16, 2018 2:43 PM CST
Hi, My orange tree has been growing for 3 month and it is still small and only bears 3 fruits, what did I do wrong

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 16, 2018 3:44 PM CST

I imagine the 3 oranges were on the tree when you planted it. I'm surprised they didn't fall off. Your tree is very young and needs to grow for a few YEARS before you can expect a lot of fruit. Also, oranges have only one crop a year. Depending upon variety, your oranges are either ripe or soon will be. Later this spring, the tree will bloom and next year about this time, you will have a second crop of oranges. But don't be surprised if you only get a couple - as I said earlier, your tree is very young.
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Jan 17, 2018 7:45 AM CST
How often do you water it? It appears extremely dry.

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Name: Porkpal
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Jan 17, 2018 9:45 AM CST
It will probably grow faster if you do not allow it to fruit - pick the immature fruit as soon as you see it and let the tree direct its energy into growth.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jan 17, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Water basin should extend a couple feet beyond drip line. Be clear of all vegetation. Water, shallow and frequent, as roots are shallow, 6-8 inches deep. Water ownce a week,or when top inch or two dries. Some water in winter, if not much rain. Mulch as soil looks sandy and dry. Use citrus fertilizer as directed on bag.
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chinohills, CA
Feb 28, 2018 4:48 PM CST

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little flowers are starting to grow, they smell so nice Acorn Acorn

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