no new leaves this year

moyarooJuly 22, 2012

My tree put on a ton of fruit this winter, I have culled it several times and there is still a lot, but I got no new leaves this spring. Those that are on the tree are yellowing thinning out and dropping slowly. I read the FAQ could be dying OK but what can I do? I have a Grapefuit tree that is thriving about 50 feet away and closer to our lake so I don't think it is too much water.

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johnmerr(11)

Feed it more; with all that fruit, the tree is taking the nutrients from your leaves and using to sustain the fruit.

Feed it a good citrus fertilizer 3-4 times per year; and maybe add a regular regimen of foliar fert.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 3:01PM
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moyaroo

Thank you for the reply. I have fertilized the tree twice this year with Vigro Citrus and Avocado fertilizer. It has been a healthy performer until last year when it got attacked by some serious pests that I was able to knock down using Malathion -oil spray

I am wondering if pruning back on some of the stems might encourage new growth. Actually would welcome any new growth at this point.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 11:23AM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

Give it some time. I think it will start its flush of growth soon enough. Fingers crossed:-)

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 5:05PM
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