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My orange tree has quite large fruit already - about the size of a 20c piece. Is it too early for this size fruit?
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Coo
How old is your tree? Is It the first fruits?
Its normal for oranges to have small fruitlets at this time of the year especially the washington, leng and late lane navel oranges. I have two orange trees; valencia and washington navel and they are exhibiting fruits already at this time of the year(early summer). They are 3 years old.
Now if you've just planted them and they are still young the customary practice is to remove the fruitlets and let the tree direct all its resources into growing strong and robust limbs to better support its bounty when its already at the right age to bear fruit.
Normally the first fruits will drop anyway. If not, have the courage to snip them off so the tree can focus more on vegetative growth. Citruses are gross feeders and drinkers. Just keep them well watered and fertilized during the growing season so that they can reward you with sweet mouth watering goodness when the right time comes.
Happy Gardening :-)
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