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Is our blood orange ill?

Posted by st2826 greece 9/10 (My Page) on
Tue, May 29, 12 at 5:18

We're not sure of the type as it didn't have a label on, it's around 7 years old, was in a large pot untill 2 years ago.
It's roughly 4ft in height but hasn't grown in the 2 years we've had it.
Leaves are looking healthy, but we haven't had any fruit-it's flowered each year (sometimes hardly any like this year) and tiny oranges appear but they drop off.
We do fertilize it.

Is it worth keeping? is there anything we can do to help it or just give up with the idea of getting fruit from it.


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RE: Is our blood orange ill?

  • Posted by st2826 greece 9/10 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 5:20

sorry that should have said:

"It's roughly 4ft in height but hasn't grown in the 2 years we've had it" IN THE GROUND


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RE: Is our blood orange ill?

Did you damage the root ball when you transplanted it?


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No i don't think so, we were really careful


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Photos would help. Probably just fine and taking some time to recover from transplant shock.

Patty S.


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RE: Is our blood orange ill?

Did you plant it too deeply? That might be the number one issue I see when looking at tree or shrub problems. Also on that list is putting a bunch of compost or other amendment in the planting hole. I also wonder if your tree was rootbound when you planted it...which could result in encircling roots that can't enter the surrounding soil system.

I guess you can tell that I am focusing on planting procedures, huh? In my experience, "operator error" is often the reason for all kinds of problems seen a long time down the road from the actual planting event.

Other reasons might be with the actual physical site...drainage, soil texture, etc. You might evaluate your watering routine, too.

Then there's always the JUST BECAUSE factor!


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