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  1. I’ve in my collection a leaf infestation symptom …many minute dot-like spots all over the older leaves of citrus plant, but the younger leaves do not show an scar or spots. Attached see the sample pics at you email. I found in Bangaldesh and Sri Lanka. May I know the name of infestation, causal agent or any environmental or physiological disorder associated with this type of symptom.

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  2. Hi, I live in south east Java ,Indonesia . I own a few hectares of mandarin trees, I have been told by several growers in the area that they replace there trees every 6 years due to the tropical climate , they say the trees are always growing, that they don't get the cooler seasons here as in a milder region when the trees growth slows. I have friends in southern Queensland, Australia , that grow citrus ,I know some of there trees are 30+ years old and still bearing loads of fruit due to good maintenance , regular pruning and fertilizing . Are these local guys pulling my leg to get a $$ out of me for new trees or are they fare dinkum ?? . Any advice greatly appreciated . Lance Nicholls . joegroper@gmail.com.

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  3. I live on James Island, SC and about two years ago, my daughter gave me a 3 ft naval orange tree. I planted the tree in a full sun, well drained location. From about March thru Nov, my irrigation runs about 20 minutes every other day. The tree is now about 10 ft tall and appears very healthy. It has not bloomed yet and we are approaching mid April. The tree is flush with new leaves. When can I expect it to bloom?

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    1. Good Morning, Ron.
      Do you know how old the Naval Orange is?
      Do you know if it was grafted or from seed?
      Have you been feeding it at all?
      When you say full sun, how many hours would you say?
      Thanks!

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  4. I really don't know anything about the tree. It was purchased at a roadside store along US Hwy 17 between Beaufort and Savannah. I think my daughter was driving back from Florida. As to its age, it was in a 2 gal pot and was about 3 ft tall but that is all I know. I have not fed the tree.

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  6. It gets sun from about 11 AM to about 4 PM.

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    1. Hey Ron,
      Believe it or not, the addition of your final sentence says it all.
      It gets sun from about 11 AM to about 4 PM.
      That is only 5 hours. Full sun is minimum of 7, 8+ is better. That is the reason it has not flowered.
      Yes, the tree will be healthy, but can not produce enough energy to flower.

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  7. Hello. I'd like to get my Mom a lemon tree for her patio in Arizona. However, I live in NJ and, due to restrictions, cannot have anything shipped to her. Are you aware of any places that can ship to AZ? I've looked into a few Citrus Nurseries in AZ but they sell/deliver only specimen size trees which are much larger and much more expensive than what I am looking for. Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

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    1. As far fetched as it may seem, try to call some of the Lowe's or Home Depots in and around your Mother's area. They may have one. Granted, she may have to go pick it up, but you can buy it online and maybe sweet talk them into delivering it.
      That would be my best guess.
      Hope it helps.

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    2. It doesn't seem far fetched at all. I had thought of that, just didn't think they would deliver it. Thank you kindly for your timely response.

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  8. Hello, I'm starting seedlings from fresh yuzu seeds (indoors of course). I've read they are quite hardy plants so I'm hoping to get them growing here in Ontario, Canada. Almost all of my seeds have germinated and sprouted. Any tips for me to ensure survival and good growth? Thanks!

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    1. Wonderful!
      They are quite cold hardy, but I am not sure Ontario, Canada hardy! LOL
      When it is cold, give them as much sunlight as you possibly can. When the temperature is over 35 degrees, keep them outside.
      Soil should be the consistency of a wrung out dish sponge.
      Fertilize about every 6-8 weeks with Citrus-Tone or Holly-Tone. You should be able to find them online.
      If not, your favorite fertilizer with micro-nutrients will work.
      Happy Growing!
      Keep me posted, love hear stories like yours!

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  9. I have a 2 1/2yr old dwarf tangelo tree that is in a wood container in my yard. It has been growing, slowly, but doing fine. I live in SoCal. It's normally HOT.

    Three weeks ago I went on vacation. While I was gone the temps were upwards of 105°. My auto watering system was somehow knocked out of my tree. When I got home my poor tree was brown, all the leaves were burnt brown, not one green leaf.

    This little tree means a lot to me. What can I do to save her? Please help.

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    1. Does it have a chance? Is there anything I can add to the water or soil that can help? Should I repot. I don't know what to do. This is my first and only citrus tree. I have normally grow cactus.

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    2. Hey Steph,
      Do a small scratch on the top part of the tree. If you see green, you are good to go, if you see brown,continue down until you see green.
      Water the begeebers out of it, soak it in a tub for a few hours, make sure you get all of the soil wet again. If there was any green to be seen, your tree will be fine.

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    3. Should I cut any branches or remove the dead leaves.

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    4. Depends. Can you send me pictures?
      TheCitrusGuy@netzero.com

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  10. Hi Darren it's Gaylord. Nice Blog! I hope you are doing well!!

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  11. Hello My Friend!!
    Things are well here, what about you?
    Drop me a line TheCitrusGuy@netzero.com
    You coming to Savannah in November?

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