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I have some issues on most of my trees. I think I might have over fertilized them during the winter and now some branches are dying slowly starting from the tip.
Some leaves are browning and show some odd color (see picture attached).

The leaf on the picture was taken off my yuzu tree.

I checked this link and it seems to be over fetilization:

If it is in fact over fertilization, what should I do? Simply water my trees as much as possible without drowning them to dissolve the excess sodium?
Or is repotting mandatory at this point?

Citrus General Discussion / Young tree pruning
« on: March 17, 2022, 10:34:29 AM »
I have this very young Meiwa Kumquat tree and I'd like to have some input from you citrus enthusiast veterans.

I read in another thread that it is rather pointless to shape young trees, however I also read that it should be avoided to have a Y embranchment on a tree. So I'm not sure what's the best course of action here.

My tree seems to be currently set to grow with that Y shape at the base, where one branch is growing vigorously and the other one is less vigorous and quite elongated. Should I cut the long branch so the tree can focus its growth on the vertical branch or just let it do its own thing?

See picture attached.

My tree started flowering a few months ago. Some fruits set, and I kept them on. 3 are remaining and they look like they're going to stay on the tree until they reach maturity.

However, the tree won't stop flowering instead of pushing new leaves and branches. I pick off the flowers, but they keep coming back. My tree is quite small and I would like it to grow bigger at this point.

It receives the same treatment as my other citrus trees, and the other ones are doing well. Is it typical of Buddha Hand trees to grow slow and constantly bloom?

I have been obsessing with US-942 lately as it seems to be the 'best' rootstock at the moment. High yields, resistant to many diseases and produces great quality fruits. And based on some numbers I saw online, it seems like Florida growers have been shifting to this rootstock over the past few years.

That being said, I have no clue if having that rootstock will make any difference for the environment in which I grow.
-All my trees are in pot. I have no opportunity to plant them in ground.
-They grow indoors from September/October to May
-Outdoors during summer
-Trees need to remain small (less than 6ft tall and I'd say max 3-4ft wide)

Am I driving myself nuts for nothing chasing the US-942? If not, if it's really worth it, where can I buy seedlings or seeds?

Citrus General Discussion / Any use for fallen blossoms?
« on: November 05, 2020, 07:56:27 AM »
I was wondering if there was any use for fallen blossoms on citrus trees. Can those flowers be used to make products such as orange blossom water or perfumes?

Does any of you use those flowers, and if so, how do you use them?

Citrus General Discussion / Yellow-ish leaves on new growth
« on: October 25, 2020, 06:48:29 PM »
I've recently started to grow some citrus trees in a grow tent. My yuzu tree seems to be doing just fine except for the very top leaves. They are half yellow.

Because those leaves are almost touching my grow lights, I'm assuming it must be some sort of sunburn symptoms. I wanted to check with you guys to make sure my assumptions are correct. I got into citrus growing only a few weeks ago, so I still have a lot to learn.

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