Problems with Minneola Tangelo

SeanPez(9)March 3, 2013

Hi Friends,
Another day in the garden, and yet another problem to tackle! My tangelo tree was doing great, then all of a sudden, the leaves started to yellow and drop! I dont know whats going on, i am inclined to believe it was a water deficiency, but i wanted you guys to chime in also!
Thanks so much!

Your fellow gardener,
Sean


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aslan89

I happened to look this up in reference to my own thread and might be able to help or at least offer my knowledge here.

The yellowing appears to be on older growth (as in full grown leaves not young new leaves) and they also appear to yellow near the tip first and work back to the stem which is exactly what is listed on this site as a a sign of nitrogen deficiency. Number 5 on the list if you go to the link.

Other factors can play a role here such as a very high or low pH which can determine how much of a certain element can be absorbed. Anyway, hopes this helps, personally I would get a test kit or have an analysis done on the soil to be sure. Be careful with fertilizers right now, a stressed plant can be easily burned.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant Health

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:12PM
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SeanPez(9)

Thank you so much! Very helpful website, and helpful post! I might have done more bad than good.. i fertilized it!!

I hope i didnt burn the tree!

Best,
Sean

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:50PM
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Doglips(8b/9a)

Cooler weather compounds issues as well.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:13AM
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