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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: pinkturtle on June 07, 2022, 08:28:16 PM

Title: Need help with pomelo split
Post by: pinkturtle on June 07, 2022, 08:28:16 PM
My pomelos are splitting now.  What can I do to prevent it?   I grow this tree from seed and I didn't harvest any fruit due to this issue for the last two years.

(https://i.ibb.co/LQdPfjP/20220607-172352.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Q8vcGSc)

Thanks,
Al
Title: Re: Need help with pomelo split
Post by: Millet on June 07, 2022, 09:46:29 PM
Many times it is a watering problem.  When the tree is parched and receives a lot of water, it absorbs the water so fast the fruit expands rapidly and the fruit splits.  Try keeping the root zone evenly moist.
Title: Re: Need help with pomelo split
Post by: pinkturtle on June 07, 2022, 10:32:05 PM
Ok.  Thanks Millet.  Should I add some Calcium?
Title: Re: Need help with pomelo split
Post by: brian on June 08, 2022, 01:40:55 PM
I recall reading somewhere that calcium deficiency is basically unheard of in citrus