Harvesting from orange tree

sbd500(9)March 5, 2014

We have a property where I now own an orange tree. It is now the beginning of March and I have a lot of oranges, and I also have a lot of new white buds. I have read that if the fruit is ripe (which it is), that I should pick the fruit as I need it, as the fruit will remain healthier on the tree. My question is-- wouldn't the tree be healthier if I removed the fruit now, as I am now seeing flowering buds?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

It will flower fine with or without the fruit. My Washington navel oranges start drying out if left on the tree after about this date. But dates would be different in FL and might not apply to all citrus.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 5:07PM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

I just picked the last of my blood oranges today....made 2 gallons of juice. I do leave the grapefruit on and the lemons while the tree flowers it does no harm. The blood oranges are a different case as they are falling.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 7:42PM
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