Questions tagged: citrus

Small_up3
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Answer: No, this problem is caused by Citrus Leaf miner, an insect pest that mines its way through leaf tissue. Control by spraying regularly with a weak s...
Answered: 03:30PM, 20 Oct 2009
Small_up3
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Answer: This is caused by a fungal disease called leaf curl. The tree must be sprayed with Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide at bud swell (when new buds show tips...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 03:31PM, 20 Oct 2009
Small_up3
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Answer: Poor fruit production in these crops is commonly a result of inadequate pollination. Cucurbit flowers only remain open for one day. If pollination ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: fruit, citrus
Answered: 03:06PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Katrina
Answer: best idea is to talk to your local nursery who will have a really good idea which varieties do well in your specific local area. many good websites...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 07:17AM, 09 Nov 2009
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Mark
Answer: Just make sure you use regular applications of liquid feed such as Yates Thrive or Aquasol to prevent the petunia robbing nutrients from the citrus...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 09:55AM, 11 Nov 2009
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sue
Answer: Hi Sue, It is normal for some small fruit to be shed, especially if the tree is quite young, and especially if soil is prone to drying out and wind...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 06:49AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Patricia
Answer: The standard spacing for citrus and stone fruit is around 7.3 m between the rows and 5.5 m between the trees in the rows. Similar spacing for the m...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus, fruit
Answered: 09:27AM, 17 Nov 2009
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dannette
Answer: Hi Dannette, At this time of year you would be noticing flowers on your citrus trees and possibly small fruit forming. Spring is the time to feed ...
Answered: 01:01PM, 18 Nov 2009
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Hatch
Answer: Hi Hatch, To control Leafminer on citrus you will need to mix 5ml in 1 litre of water and spray every 5 to 14 days during flush growth periods. To ...
Category: Pests
Tags: PestOil, citrus
Answered: 02:23PM, 19 Nov 2009
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rod
Answer: Hi Rod, it is normal for most small fruit to shed at this stage. There is usually enough left for a good crop but if you lose all the fruit it coul...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 12:32PM, 23 Nov 2009
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ben
Answer: Hi Ben, stop applying iron chelates as repeated unecesssary applications may do damage. if the problem hasn’t been caused by fertiliser scor...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 08:41AM, 16 Dec 2009
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Paul
Answer: Hi Paul, your biggest problem is that your pot is too small for a mature citrus. They are very hungry and need lots of water, so when this <30c...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: citrus
Answered: 07:04AM, 23 Dec 2009
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Catherine
Answer: Dear Catherine, It does sound like your lemon tree is in need of a little TLC. Citrus trees are very hardy plants and I am sure with a little care...
Answered: 11:01AM, 14 Jan 2010
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Pat
Answer: Hi Pat, check for collar rot on the trunk or major branches which will be evident as peeling bark. This could be indicating a problem with some of...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 09:13AM, 18 Jan 2010
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Cassandra
Answer: Hi Cassandra, Poncirus trifoliata is the type of citrus rootstock the manadarin is grafted onto. It is a hardy rootstock that resists soil fungal ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 08:21AM, 21 Jan 2010
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Paul
Answer: Dear Paul, It is likely that the pest on your lemon tree that is causing the leaf to curl is Citrus Leaf Miner. This pest is active during the sum...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: PestOil, citrus
Answered: 02:11PM, 08 Feb 2010
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Andrew
Answer: Hi Andrew, very hard to say without seeing how big, how hard it was pruned and how big the rootball is, but really not the right time to have done...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 09:19AM, 10 Feb 2010
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Linda
Answer: do this in early spring. prune back to skeleton framework of branches 3cm thick or more. Prune the rootball with a sharpened spade in a circle dire...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 01:06PM, 16 Feb 2010
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Denis
Answer: Dear Denis, The leaves curling on your lime and cumquat trees is likely to be caused by the citrus leafminer. The adult of this pest is a tiny mot...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: PestOil, citrus
Answered: 11:28AM, 17 Feb 2010
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jacinta
Answer: Dear Jacinta, The caterpillar you are noticing is the larvae of the Citrus Butterfly. This caterpillar turns into a magnificient butterfly and unl...
Category: Pests
Answered: 02:09PM, 17 Feb 2010
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judy
Answer: Dear Judy, It could be that the fruit are dropping due to inconsistent watering. Citrus trees like to grow in a well drained, full sun position an...
Answered: 03:01PM, 25 Feb 2010
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Sue-Ellen
Answer: Dear Sue-Ellen, Citrus trees do well in a full sun, well drained position. They need ample water during the growing season, particuarly when flowe...
Answered: 12:35PM, 02 Mar 2010
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Greg
Answer: Dear Greg, White Oil shouldn’t be sprayed on citrus trees during Autumn/Winter as some burning may occur. PestOil would be a better option, b...
Answered: 02:39PM, 03 Mar 2010
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Annie
Answer: It sounds very much like the larvae of the small citrus butterfly. As these beasties consume large volumes of foliage it is worth spraying your tre...
Answered: 12:22PM, 10 Mar 2010
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Lenore
Answer: Dear Lenore, You can certainly prune off the dead branches on your lemon tree at this point. Prune back to where the wood is green with a nice cle...
Answered: 09:44AM, 11 Mar 2010
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Jocelyn
Answer: Dear Jocelyn, I am assuming you have found the larvae of a longicorn beetle in your orange tree. There is no chemical registered that I can recomme...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:28PM, 11 Mar 2010
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Terry
Answer: Dear Terry, Disappointing to hear that the fruit on your lemonade and orange tree is not maturing. Citrus perform best when grown in a full sun pos...
Answered: 11:57AM, 19 Mar 2010
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Baharu...
Answer: Hi there, Citrus are hungry plants especially when they are producing food. You will need to feed with a citrus fertilizer.
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: citrus
Answered: 11:46AM, 01 Apr 2010
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Mari
Answer: Dear Mari, If it is possums chewing the leaves of your lemon tree, it might be a good idea to place a net over the pot to see if you can avoid any ...
Answered: 03:26PM, 09 Apr 2010