How can you sweeten oranges on the tree?

How can I sweeten the oranges off my Valencia orange tree. The are very sour but juicy.


17 September 2013 03:42 AM

Hi Caroline,

Now that your orange tree will be coming into flower and starting to produce fruit, now is the time to give your tree a good fertiliser. We would suggest that you apply Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Pelletised Plant Food. It's enriched with Dynamic Lifter and has added nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your fruiting plants the right balance of nutrients for their growing needs. Apply the product around the drip line of your tree in spring and again in autumn. Be sure to give your tree ample water during the growing season, particularly when the temperature are high in summer. Put a mulch on the ground around your tree to keep in that vital moisture. I am sure your tree will reward you with lots of juicy fruit.

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