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Yorgos

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #100 on: April 05, 2019, 04:07:16 PM »
Perfect.  Thanks Millet. You make my day.
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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2019, 09:48:17 AM »
Didn't get much of a June flush on our small grapefruit and orange tree, and no new blossoms.  About 70 oranges set on the orange tree, and about 10 grapefruits. Do I still need to do a third spray?  Thanks,  Ed

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2019, 10:28:12 AM »
3d spray is to enlarge fruit, If you wish larger fruit.  The first spray, 2 months befpre expected bloom date is very important in setting a good bloom.  Did you do the first spray, and was it a couple months before expected bloom?

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2019, 11:29:09 AM »
Thanks for your reply. Yes, did the first spray in January, 6-8 weeks before bloom, and the second spray after blossom drop and fruit set. We wouldn't mind a bit larger fruit, so it sounds like a GO on the third spray. The oranges are a bit larger than golf ball size now. Ed

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2019, 03:20:24 PM »
One EXTREMELY important item, be absolutely sure to NEVER EVER let the a citrus tree's root zone become low on available water.  Even semi dry.  Doing so is a big timel killer of the bloom.

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2019, 03:27:29 PM »
Thanks, I will definitely keep that in mind.  We have sandy soil here, and I was soaking the root zone twice per week during our dry spring.  It doesn't take long for the soil/sand here to dry out. The rapid drainage, plus the heaving drinking of the citrus is a bad combination.  We had an inch of rain here two days ago, and the root zone is almost dry now.

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Re: Its Now Time To Foliar Feed For Best Crop Of Fruit
« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2019, 09:16:23 PM »
yes, sandy rapid draining soil, is a problem when it comes to maintaining an even moisture level in the tree's root zone.  Try your best when the tree is in bloom.  The bloom lasts a couple weeks +or -.

 

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