My First Citrus Spring Flush...CLM free

puglvr1(9b central FL)March 19, 2014

I've been nursing my poor little dwarf satsuma tangerine for almost 3 months now...I've neglected it for a couple of years. The tree barely had any leaves and the ones that was on there were all ravaged by CLM's and had many issues with yellowing leaves...but this winter I made a commitment to really get this tree back on track...thanks to some great advise on this forum (you guys know who you are :o). I've been fertilizing often in "weaker" amounts and giving it lots of water . Its really paying off...lots of new growths and flowers too...but the best part is its fiist spring flush are CLM free, which I've read on a couple of articles are typical around here. Now I can start getting ready for the next growth flush since I won't be that lucky... those will not be CLM free, I have Spinosad and horticultural oil/Neem oil...and Bayer Advanced for Citrus if needed...I'll be ready for them,lol...

This is the tree today...nice and green Foliage, healthiest I've seen this tree since I planted it...

Thanks for all the help..

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

And also wanted to share a picture of my Dancy tangerine I planted 6 weeks ago...it too is CLM free and lots of new growths and flowers :o)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 3:45PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Very nice, pug! Your trees look fantastic. Healthy, and good to remove all that grass under them. Well done.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:08PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Patty ! You've given me so much help and great advise.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 6:48PM
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ppguoppguo

what's the white stuff under the tree?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 7:21PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Looks likely sandy Florida soil to me :-)

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 10:47PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

You are SO right Patty...that's exactly what that is...that's our native soil in central FL...sandy soil :o) our Citrus and Mango trees/tropical trees loves it! That's how we can have up 20" of rain in June or July and not worry about rotting roots :o)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 2:47PM
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