Baby tangerines already turning orange?
We planted a tangerine tree this spring, and when it planted it was full of buds. Cut to about 2 weeks after planting in the ground, when most of the leaves had turned yellow... :( We chalked that up to inexperience with citrus and most likely not a proper watering regimen. I think we rectified that situation, and have a few new leaves that have grown in.
Many of the baby tangerines died on the tree, but quite a few hung on. Now, most of those baby tangerines are still pea-sized, but are already turning, or have turned, orange.
We've applied fertilizer and chelated iron (at the guidance of our local nursery) to help the leaf situation, but is there anything to be done about the orange baby tangerines? Should I just pick those off? There are still a handful or so of green babies that actually look like they're growing -- they're maybe the size of an English pea instead of a sugar snap...