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Old 07-27-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I don't know what kind it is yet. I'm leaning towards tangerine or clementine orange. Since the tree has never had any fruit before I assumed it wasn't actually a citrus tree. But just this last month it has sprouted three fruits, the size of a tangerine or so. Possibly a more typical orange tree. What can I do to make it grow more fruit for this years winter harvest and help it turn in to a beautiful bloomer? I don't see any blooms on it either. No flowers or sweet smell to it. Maybe its a lemon tree? I just want to help it along and eat some tastey fruit from it whatever it is. What should I do guys? The tree is about ten feet tall, and relatively slender, not round shaped. Its definitely a young one. But it is getting more robust each year.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Maybe it's a Satsuma tree? The fruit is small like a tangerine and they're very common in Florida.

I'd recommend Espoma brand fertilizer for citrus. It's organic and easy to apply.

Citrus also needs regular moisture. Not too much and not too often (let it dry out in between).

The more sun the tree gets, the more fruit you'll get too.



*I'm going to move this thread to "Gardening" where you'll get more specific plant feedback
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Doh. Okay thank you. The gardening forum never crossed my mind. Absent minded I guess. Satsuma tree you say huh? Okay im going to look that up.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Could also be an ornamental tree, they sometimes will produce a small amount of fruit. What I'd like to know is how do you take care of the tree, watering, fertilizing and it's sun location in the yard.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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If you have the ability to use your laundry water you can water the tree with that.
The phosphates in the laundry detergent are great for citrus.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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I am having a problem with my citrus trees, the leaves are getting brown lines on them and are curling. The meyer lemons have brown spots on the end of them
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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My parents put epsom salt on their citrus trees and swear it helps.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I am having a problem with my citrus trees, the leaves are getting brown lines on them and are curling. The meyer lemons have brown spots on the end of them
Are these what the brown lines on the leaves look like

citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My mom's citrus tree is very large and have a lot of white flowers right now. And it smells heavenly. Her tree is close to 20 years old and is doing very well. Her oranges (don't know what kind they are) are very juicy and sweet. Yum!
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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I have a Satsuma Orange. It didnt produce until the 3rd year. And, had very little blooms. Believe it or not, I have never put anything on it other than what it gets from my yard. It has wonderful smelling white blooms on it right now, and last year, it had a million and one very sweet oranges. I got so tired of picking them, that for the first year I left some on it to fall off naturally. From the blooms this year,I wont have as many oranges next year, but that is fine with me. I give them to everyone and still have so many.
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