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Hickson Mardarin

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Mark starts with ...
Hi
I have citrus trees all about nine months old. My hickson mandarin tree is only about 3 ft high and has about 70 tiny fruit on it. Is that too many? Should I twist some off to get less but bigger fruit? The leaves are a bit yellow so maybe it's lacking in something.

Any suggestions helpful.
Mark
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30th October 2008 10:05am
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John says...
You will get a massive ie 98% drop shortly called the december drop.

Wait thil then and all your problems will be solved.
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John says...
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort/fn/pw/citrusloss.pdf
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Mark says...
Hi John
Thank you. Very informative. Hopefully, we will get a couple of mandarins this year.

Regards

Mark
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Fruity says...
Hi John

I have a potted Hickson Mandarin which is currently about 1.5m tall. I planted it in a 44cm square pot when I bought it about 2 years ago as a seedling. I'd prefer to keep it potted rather than plant it in the ground but I'm concerned because the leaves are all yellowing and there's no sign of fruit yet. Is there a problem and if so how can I fix it?

Thank you in advance
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Steve says...
Have you been fertilising the plant?
All citrus are heavy feeders & enjoy fertiliser three or fours times a year.
The yellow leaves are a sign showing a lack of something in the soil/pot, ie iron, zinc or magnesium.
How long since you repoted the plant with new & good quality potting mix?
Depending on the size of the pot, apply a small handful of citrus fertiliser around the drip line & water in.
Seaweed solution is also helpful.
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Fruity says...
Thanks Steve
Don't slap me but I haven't repotted it as yet. 44cm square is pretty big and I do top it up with new potting mix quite often. Obviously I'd better go get some citrus fertiliser asap!
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