Valencia Orange Tree
I purchased a leftover Valencia Orange tree from one of the big hardware stores at the end of season in about 2004 or 2005. For years, it did not bloom except a couple of blooms from which nothing developed.
Since moving to northwest Georgia near Chattanooga, it seems to have finally started thriving and really growing. I keep it on the screened-in deck as long as the weather is good, so it gets diffused sunlight on the southside through the screening. Then in late fall, I bring it in and place it by the west facing front window where it gets diffused sunlight through sunscreen placed on the window. I have used Miracle Gro fertilizer a couple of times of year.
This year the tree bloomed profusely in about December. There were bunches of little green oranges all over it. Then they all started dropping off.
Suddenly about 2 weeks ago (in March), it started profusely blooming again. The tree is still inside by the west window. All seemed to be going well. There are lots of little green oranges on the tree and blooms keep coming up. Today I just heard one of the little hard green oranges fall. It makes me very sad because I know that the others will probably begin to fall as well.
What, if anything, can I do to stop this progression of falling green oranges so I might be able to enjoy the oranges of this long barren tree which is finally trying to bear fruit?