Kumquat is Blooming After Being Transplanted

sharona1949(8)September 11, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to get a Kumquat but had to move it from my brother's yard to mine. I transplanted the 6-7 year old tree about 5 weeks ago and during the process managed to lose most of the dirt from the root ball. I have kept the tree well watered and after being pretty shocky for a while and losing most of the fruit and some leaves the tree is coming back and is doing well. In fact it is doing so well that it has started blooming again. Is that typical, to bloom at this time after being transplanted? Will the tree produce more fruit from these blooms? I was just so surprised to see the blooms and didn't know if that is usual or not.

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Kumquats are prolific fruit producers, Sharona. It will also drop any fruit it cannot support. They will bloom off and on throughout the year. Just continue supporting it with appropriate amounts of water and fertilizer. Sounds like it has recovered nicely.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 11:10AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

agreed with Patty. and grats. enjoy all the blooms.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 7:10PM
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lgteacher(SCal)

Mine did that too - loads of blossoms after repotting, but it could be the time of year and the fact that I had picked off the last ripe fruit.

Here is a link that might be useful: Repotting a kumquat

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 10:22PM
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sharona1949(8)

Thanks everyone for the feedback. The tree is doing well and the blooms make it smell like springtime all over again!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 7:14PM
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