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Strange Behavior from Our Orange Tree
#405417 Mar 30th, 2020 at 11:36 AM
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When we bought our house 35 years ago, there was a productive orange tree already here. Since then, it's gone through many cycles but its always been fairly consistent. Last year we had one of the best crops ever of large, juicy, sweet and flavorful fruit. However, our Christmas crop that was due in December remains on the tree, the fruit is small, sour and not particularly flavorful. Our watering, fertilizing and trimming schedule remains the same and yet we have a dramatic difference in our crop and the fruit is inedible. It kind of reminds me of a good child that has suddenly gone bad. Where did we go wrong?

Re: Strange Behavior from Our Orange Tree
Chainplate #405423 Mar 31st, 2020 at 05:36 AM
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Hi and welcome, I'm from Canada so we do not have orange trees but I am wondering if it is just a bad year with pollination(we see it in our apple trees)...or if you know the age of the tree. Most trees have a 50 year life span and then they start to decline.

Give it one more year and you will see if it continues or flourishes again like the previous years.


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