Help!!! Dead Navels and Lemons? Bought 7 Acres
Hello to all you experienced citrus growers. My husband and I purchased a foreclosure in December with 7 acres, half navels half lemons. We have no experience with citrus or farming in general and are trying to decide if we should try to save the trees or just level the field. I would say there are approximately 300 trees at varying stages of death. We know there are some that can be saved but we are not sure about the trees that look totally dead but have new growth. Also, if there is new growth, how will I know that the trees will reproduce. I am including pictures. If anyone can help and give us advice, it would be highly appreciated. Also, keep in mind, I am in central California and we are experiencing a severe drought. If we can only save like 75 trees, can you make a profit? The oranges we do have are very sweet and tasty. The lemons are plenty but very small right now.