Fukushu Kumquat Dropping 'Infant' Fruit

plutomedia(6)July 20, 2012

Hello,

I'm a new "citrus farmer" growing a few trees in pots on my porch. My kumquat has been by far the most active of my trees, blossoming a few weeks ago and now with several infant fruits growing. However, I just noticed that several of the infant fruits/stems have just dropped off into the soil. Anybody have any ideas on what's going on?

Thanks!

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plutomedia(6)

Here is what's falling off of the tree.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 2:19PM
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plutomedia(6)

Better pix here.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 2:38PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

perfectly normal. All citrus with self thin the crop based on what it can handle. I have a Fukushu and it always in flower or flushing leaves. So far the fruit has been just OK.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:45PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

its a normal process for most citrus. they bloom profusely, too much fruit sets, there's usually 2-3 times it will thin itself out.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 11:47PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Hello neighbor and welcome!

Today it's going to be just perfect for our trees along with the next several days! 80's by day, low 60's by night.

I wouldn't be concerned as our friends here have said. Mine does the same thing, but always leaves a few behind to grow just wonderfully. The amount of fruit that stays will be determined by your tree size and maturity. It looks like you have a few healthy ones still hanging on.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 8:48AM
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plutomedia(6)

Thanks Mike! I've read several of your posts on this forum--all very helpful. I'm sure I'll have many questions that require a special New England perspective.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:34PM
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