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Help needed with Dwarf Calomondin (calamansi)

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Melissa starts with ...
Hi, I just received my 2 new trees from Daleys, a fig and a kumquat-dwarf calomondin. This is my first attempt at growing fruit trees. They will both be transplanted into bigger pots in a couple of days. The dwarf calomondin has little balls of fruit on them already. I have read somewhere that when you get a new tree, to remove all fruit and flowers on it. Is this what I should do? Thank you in advance for help and advice.
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terrastrega
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27th October 2009 3:49pm
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Jimmy says...
I reckon most fruits will fall off naturally due to the stress of tranpslantation.

Juts plant em and see, what happens.
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VLR says...
I bought my mum a couple of calamansi trees for Christmas last year. They were starting to flower when I got them and only about 2 feet high. They both grew fruit from all those flowers and didn't seem to drop any despite being so young and planted in the full sun in the heat of summer. I think they bear fruit quite young so I wouldn't take off the flowers or fruit. They don't tend to grow very high anyway so I don't think it would affect its growth very much. I agree with Jimmy, if the plant has trouble growing fruit then they'll fall off on their own.
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Melissa says...
Thanks for the replies. I called up Daleys and was told to pluck them off to allow the tree to concentrate on growing first, so I did. Hope I did not do the wrong thing.
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Shaun says...
Well, if you want a really dwarf tree, you'll let the tree go through its natural fruiting cycle.
If it is really stressed, then it'll drop its fruits to concentrate on growing.
If it is a strong health plants, it'll bear a small crop of fruits on its first year, grow only a wee bit less and be really dwarf.
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Rob says...
Hi VLR - Could you please tell me where you bought the calamansi trees for you mum from. Can't seem to find them here in Sydney. Thanks - Rob
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