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mnolanb

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Lime Tree issues
« on: February 16, 2021, 01:12:46 PM »
My lime tree is not looking so good right now. It had some buds growing a couple months ago but they fell off. Now the leaves are looking really bad. Any ideas what can be going wrong?








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Re: Lime Tree issues
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 03:06:21 PM »
As you are in Orange County, I assume your tree is planted in the ground. Looking at the pictures you posted, I don't see any particular deficiency.  However, the tree looks generally under nourished.  How long has the tree been planted, and what is the fertilizer program that has been given to the tree?


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Re: Lime Tree issues
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 10:06:38 PM »
As you are in Orange County, I assume your tree is planted in the ground. Looking at the pictures you posted, I don't see any particular deficiency.  However, the tree looks generally under nourished.  How long has the tree been planted, and what is the fertilizer program that has been given to the tree?


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Hi there, thanks for the reply! Iím actually not on a strict schedule when it comes to fertilizing my trees but I do use a combination of an organic 6-3-3 citrus mix fertilizer and a 10-6-4 citrus food. Iím new to growing trees so I donít actually know the schedule of fertilizing my trees. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Lime Tree issues
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 10:36:56 PM »
When I see my tree leaves are showing a nutrient deficiency I apply a foliar low-concentration fert spray, and also apply a tyical root liquid fert application.  A foliar spray is supposed to be a "quick fix" to correct an immediate issue

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Re: Lime Tree issues
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 11:40:33 AM »
Depending on the age of the citrus tree:  1 Yr. old 6 times a year.  2 yr. old 5 times a year. 3 yr. old tree 4 times a year; 4 yr. old and older 3 times a year. If your tree is planted in the ground you can use an organic fertilizer, but your tree will not obtain the growth, as it would if you used a conventual fertilizer.  The best to you and your tree.

 

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