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All07g

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Key Lime Question
« on: August 13, 2019, 06:58:21 PM »
Transplanted my key lime tree from a pot, where it had produced fruit previously. It is now planted in my backyard. Itís been planted for just over 12 months and no fruit yet. I fertilized and treated with insecticide due to a minor psyllid issue. Can anyone tell me if my tree is preparing to flower/bear fruit or still has an insect issue? I canít tell if what I see in these photos are eaten leaves or buds. Thanks.








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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 07:46:20 PM »
It appears to be small leaves that are getting ready to flush, now would be an ideal time to fertilize the tree for a strong flush.

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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 08:02:18 PM »
What is the discoloration on the tree? This is not the appearance of a healthy tree. Did the tree get stressed for water recently? Did you check for honeydew? I think your tree might have a fungus problem and an insect problem. Can you post good closeup pics?

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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
This could also bud mite infestation. Bud mite is usually associated with lemon but they also attack other citrus. Usually not fatal to the tree they will cause blossom drop and fruit yeild losses. A good soap spray will usually control them. Neem oil also will work. Do not use neem oil in the heat of summer. What were the details of your psyllid incident?
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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:43:51 PM »
I donít know the specifics of the psyllids. I just googled them and compared photos. I bought some insecticide recommended online. I read that they can communicate Citrus Greening Disease, which worries me. Iíll post more photos tomorrow when the sun is back out. I live in Central Florida, weíve been hammered with rain lately. Iím not sure if overwatering could be an issue. It hasnít been in the past.

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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 09:14:39 PM »
As you live in central Florida, the chance of your tree getting greening disease is only a matter of time.

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Re: Key Lime Question
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 09:21:20 PM »
You should by all means contacted your County Agent when you found what you thought were psyllids. As Millet stated, it just a matter of time. Still not too late to call your County Agent and get a professional to check your tree out. If you have hlb they will handle it.

 

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