Tip of the Month

Citrus Fruit Drop

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Citrus trees will drop some young fruit as the temperatures continue to rise. There is no need to worry because the tree is naturally thinning itself out. Also, don’t forget to protect the trunk of younger trees from sunburn. Be sure protect the trunk long enough for the tree to shade its' own trunk. Do not be alarmed if the new growth on your citrus shows signs of deformed or curled leaves. This is the result of an insect known as thrip. The damage is purely aesthetics and does not affect the health of the tree.

When fertilizing citrus we recommend using our Treeland All-Purpose Fertilizer along with gypsum as a supplement. The calcium contained in Gypsum aids in the fruit quality and development of the fruit. After applying both, follow with a deep watering.