I just panted my first orange tree. Question.
I am very proud to say that I have just planted my first orange tree! It is a parent Washington navel that I purchased from Costco for only $16.50. A small tag attached to one of the limbs said it was from Willits & Newcomb Inc.
Here is my question: It has a few tiny green oranges on it. Should I cut them off in order to help stimulate root growth this season? It would be nice to have at least a couple oranges grow on it, but if it will hinder root growth I will sacrifice them.
I put up an easy up tent to shade the new tree from the Fresno heat for maybe a week or two until it gets a little tougher. It may reach the 90s this week.
Also, any advice you could give on general care for the tree would be much appreciated. Should I water it more frequently (every two or three days) for the first couple of weeks? Does it need any fertilizer this year? Any other advice you could give would be much appreciated.