At the start of the year we planted three fruit trees in out back yard. our Mandarin tree has never really looked the best. at the moment its leaves are a yellow colour and curling. Can you please let me know what we can do. As out orange tree is starting to go a little yellow too.
23 August 2013 02:17 AM
Thank you for sending the photo. The leaves are certainly showing signs of nutrient deficiency. Now that spring is just around the corner, you will need to feed your trees. We would suggest applying Dynamic Lifer Plus Organic based Fruit Food. This fertiliser will supply your trees with all the nutrients they need to produce good strong foliage and assist in the production of flower and fruit. Apply this product in spring and again in autumn. Keep your trees well watered during the hot summer months and apply a much around the root zone of the trees to help conserve that vital moisture. Citrus leaf miner is a pest that lays its eggs in the soft new foliage of citrus trees. In summer/autumn protect the new foliage by spraying with a product called PestOil . Happy gardening and I hope you harvest lots of delicious citrus.