Do I need to remove fruit to get my tree to blossom?
We moved in to our home in April of '06 ... the orange tree was full of oranges, but I did not notice it blossoming.
In February of last year (07) we had someone come out and trim all the trees - including the orange tree which was now empty of oranges for the first time since we've moved in.
In the Spring of last year, the tree blossomed ... and it just a few weeks since the oranges (loads of them!) have become ripe.
My question is: Do I need to remove all the oranges in order to get the tree to blossom again? I've been removing a dozen or so every week for our family ... but there are still dozens more. Do I need to remove them? If yes, how soon?
Thanks so much for your help!