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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Feb 15, 2018 8:00 AM CST
My container grown Grapefruit is 5 years old she spends the summers outside in full sun, winters she spends in my living room and only gets a couple hours of in direct sun, the past 4 winters she didn't grow at all, this winter she's growing and my question is should I prune the top or just leave it alone and let her grow as is?

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 15, 2018 8:39 AM CST
Trim her as you wish.
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Christine
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Christine
Feb 15, 2018 8:43 AM CST
Thank You! Philip, I thought so but needed some reassurance Green Grin!
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Feb 15, 2018 8:08 PM CST
Pruning will keep your plant looking more full and compact. It is a personal aesthetic choice and all yours!
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Name: Christine
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Christine
Feb 16, 2018 5:52 AM CST
Thanks Will, I'd rather keep her on the shorter side anyway, right now she's over 3ft,I know I'll never see fruit, I just love how she's grown for me from just a few seeds spit in dirt on a bet nodding This was taken in July





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Orange County, CA
Dave1980usa
Jun 5, 2018 10:07 AM CST
I just planted a new Grapefruit tree, and I notice the symptoms on few leaves now. Can anyone help me underestend what sre these? And what would be a safe solution?
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Orange County, CA
Dave1980usa
Jun 5, 2018 10:20 AM CST
I planted a new Grapefruit tree (star ruby), and now after 2 weeks I notice few leaves have the following symptom. I also did notice a very tiny insect (black hard shelled) on the tree. What should I do? Does anyone have a recommendation?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 5, 2018 12:46 PM CST
It looks like rust to me, but I've never heard of rust on citrus trees. Someone else will probably recognize it. It would help if we knew what state, at least. US is a big country. If you add location in your profile, it will automatically show up with your name.
Name: Christine
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Christine
Jun 5, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Carol,,, your correct 😉 I'd never heard of rust on citrus, I googled that and there is a thing called rust mites. Dave,I'm sure someone will have answers for you.
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