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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: dc3john on October 23, 2021, 01:51:44 PM

Title: Persian lime problem
Post by: dc3john on October 23, 2021, 01:51:44 PM
Hello all,

New here. I have a Persian lime tree. Been in the ground 3 years. Year one had a fair amount of fruit. This year it flowered in February and I only have gotten like 3 limes since. Started to yellow a bit so started treating with chellated iron and it got darker. Still not producing fruit though.

What can I do? Please help a newbie out

John
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: Julie on October 24, 2021, 12:12:11 AM
Citrus greening is very prevalent here in Florida and Iíve seen it cause yellow leaves. My understanding is once you plant citrus itís basically inevitable that your tree will get it unless you keep it under a tent/netting. However a Persian lime with citrus greening can still be productive. I want to plant a line tree for my yard too at some point and will try the netting. If you post pictures it will help
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: dc3john on October 28, 2021, 06:08:30 PM
Thanks for your response. I've got some pics to share, especially the one sorry lime I have....
(https://i.postimg.cc/rK49ggLd/IMG-20211026-101726.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rK49ggLd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hr491xnd/IMG-20211026-101709.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hr491xnd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sBj9jrGS/IMG-20211026-101714.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBj9jrGS)
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: Kevin Jones on October 28, 2021, 06:26:19 PM
Check for Spider Mites... they are really tiny and red.

Kevin

Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: dc3john on October 29, 2021, 07:18:27 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: Julie on October 30, 2021, 12:42:27 AM
Post in the citrus forum to get more responses. I donít know the answer since I havenít grown any citrus yet but citrus greening is the main problem here
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: dc3john on November 06, 2021, 05:28:07 PM
Will do, thank you
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: Laaz on November 28, 2021, 09:06:14 AM
Leafminers...
Title: Re: Persian lime problem
Post by: Mark in Texas on November 28, 2021, 10:33:23 AM
Yeah, I see some leafminers.  Not a problem unless there are a lot. Imidacloprid or Spinosad will control them.  App timing is critical - spring.  Worst pests are mites, scale and mealybugs.

I see no greening going on.  I do see some nutrition issues.  Peters 25-5-15 or Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro will take care of it. 

Keyplex 350DP is an excellent source of micros, a quick green up if applied foliar.  Make sure and add a surfactant to your spray or you're wasting your time and money.