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Millet

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Flowering And Leaf Fall
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:08:32 PM »
It is now time for flowering, or very soon  in many areas for citrus trees to begin flowering.  Flowering in citrus trees is the time of greatest leaf fall.  So if you notice more leaves dropping than normal, don't become overly alarmed.
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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 09:38:32 AM »
I've had massive leaf fall this year.  I believe it was due to extended period of low light as in cloudy and rainy for months with very little sunshine.  I even had a lot of leaves sunburn after a couple days of bright sun. Some of the leaves appear to be bronze colored.  One tree has taken all the rain and cold and low light conditions without even noticing...Juanita Mandarin. It is still standing tall and looking handsome.  It is also one of the few trees that has not stated coming out of semi dormancy.  Most have started putting on bloom buds and flushing.  I don't know what this predicted cold spell in the mid 20'swill do to them.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 05:02:37 PM »
All my trees have already flushed new leaves & are forming flower buds.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 06:48:46 PM »
you're good.   There are 5 flowers now on my tree.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 01:34:25 AM »
You are much ahead of us. Here, citrus do not flower before April or even May.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
One further note:  From the very first sign of flowering, never let the tree's root system go dry.  Doing so will quickly cause the drop of most or even all flowers greatly reducing the crop.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 06:00:34 PM »
You are much ahead of us. Here, citrus do not flower before April or even May.

My limes are full of flowers. Probably lack of strong light makes them flower later.

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Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 10:42:19 PM »
My few small citrus trees are exibiting leaf fall, and are also loaded with blossoms. First blossom should open tomorrow. Can't wait to see how many fruit our four year old Hamlin orange will set after the low buriet(sic)  urea spray. There has to be several hundred blossoms on it...pretty excited.
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