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Discussion in 'Tree and Shrubs' started by Royiah, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Royiah

    Royiah Member

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    Location:
    Louisiana
    Planting Zone:
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    I planted a lemon tree last fall and for some reason every time the lemons get about this big (See pic below.) They yellow/brown then fall off the tree! Am I doing something wrong?
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  2. Slowngreen

    Slowngreen Well-Known Member

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  3. ErnieCopp

    ErnieCopp Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Vista, CA San Diego County
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    I am new at growing citrus, too, but my Navel Orange tree sets a lot more fruit than it can support so about 75% of them turn brown and fall off, but that leaves all the tree is big enough to support. Examine the fallen fruit and the branches to see if you can find any signs of disease. If you find any signs, then you can google pictures of citrus disease.
    Your tree looks very healthy, but perhaps you should stake it straight and encourage one of the branches to form a central leader. That will not make any difference with the fruit dropping, but it will help create a stronger tree.

    Ernie
     

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