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Mexican Key Lime

Posted by TBuck46 92118 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 21:07

At the end of the fruiting season, it's 11th in the ground, 5 in an large container, it's leaves curled, turned brown and seems to be dead, but for the new growth at the 3 main stalks from the truck.No suckers, and all of the new buds died with the leaves. Twigs, branches and all of the other secondary branches are still good wood when I trim them.
We're in Coronado where Citrus grows very well, most of the island was built from the bay sludge and is very rich. I did use Jajoba stakes about a week or two before the end of the crop as always, because of a ton of new flowers. I'm stumped?


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RE: Mexican Key Lime

I'm not sure what you're saying in your first sentence, tbuck. Are you telling us that you have planted the Mexican lime in the ground after you harvested the limes? I don't understand what you mean by, "it's 11th in the ground, 5 in a large container". Can you provide photos of your tree? Please provide an overall photo, a photo of where the new growth is coming from the trunk (so we can help to decide if this is coming from below or above the graft line), and some closer up photos of the dead growth. It could be due to several things, from transplant shock, Wood Pocket, etc. And, you say you are in Coronado, as in Coronado Island, San Diego? If so, your climate should be just fine for citrus of course. Lastly, I don't know what Jojoba stakes are.

Patty S.


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