Author Topic: Mature Valencia Pride Tree - 3rd Year no Bloom or Fruit  (Read 839 times)

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Mature Valencia Pride Tree - 3rd Year no Bloom or Fruit
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:08:31 PM »
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I know that Valencia Pride often skips a year, but it appears this will be the 3rd year of no bloom or fruit.  For comparison my neighbors Valencia Pride is in full bloom.  This tree did get pushed about 10 degrees over in the last hurricane, but didn't seem any worse for wear.  I fertilize regularly, but is there other nutrient or anything else I can do to get this tree back on track.  It's acting more like a Mulgoba right now.  Thanks.
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Re: Mature Valencia Pride Tree - 3rd Year no Bloom or Fruit
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 11:55:29 PM »
Two possible factors are irrigation and fertilization, particularly over irrigation and over fertilization in the late Autumn to winter.

Alternatively the rootstocks are known to play a role in precocity or the tendency to bloom.

In the event nothing works, you could topwork the tree.

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Re: Mature Valencia Pride Tree - 3rd Year no Bloom or Fruit
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 03:04:59 PM »
The tree leaning over can make it skip a season while the roots repair. I have one tree that is in the same situation as your after a hurricane.  Your fertilizer needs less nitrogen but more potassium to promote fruiting.
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Re: Mature Valencia Pride Tree - 3rd Year no Bloom or Fruit
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 09:54:05 PM »
Tree still has time to flower. Might get enough cold in next couple weeks to bloom in Late February/March

If it doesnít flower this year though then it probably deserves to be topworked.

 

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