Citrus: Depending on citrus fertilizer label, apply fertilizer every six weeks or quarterly as directed. Check for citrus insects; apply insecticidal soap which can be purchased at most any local garden center. We prefer you use this product… Read More
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Wednesday, January 9 at 10 AM Nassau County Horticulture Extension Agent Rebecca Jordi will teach a Landscape Matters class on growing and maintaining citrus plants.The class will include a hands-on instruction on pruning the lemon and orange trees… Read More
Q: My Satsuma tangerine tree is loaded with fruit but none of them are orange. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
A: Satsuma mandarin bears its fruit early in the year which makes it a good choice for our area, especially for the home landscape. The name Satsuma comes from a specific province in China. Since the fruit matures… Read More
Q: Do you know of anyplace where I can get some osage oranges? It is supposedly also referred to as monkey balls. I read online somewhere that they are an excellent deterrent to spiders and ants. A: You… Read More
Q: I have an orange tree I want to protect from the freeze. I am told I can run water over it and it will protect it from freezing but it seems like a waste of water…. Read More
Q. My orange tree now produces sour oranges. Will some kind of fertilizer help to make them sweet again?
Q: I have an orange tree that used to produce sweet fruit. We pruned it back a few years ago after a freeze and now it only produces small sour oranges that are full of seeds. Is there… Read More
Q: I purchased a Mandarin Orange tree called ‘Robinson’ at a local nursery and was told I needed a pollinator tree to produce fruit.
Q: I purchased a Mandarin Orange tree called ‘Robinson’ at a local nursery and was told I needed a pollinator tree to produce fruit. Is that true and if so what should I use to pollinate it? A :… Read More
A: There are two juicing oranges which grow best in our area and they are Hamlin and Pineapple oranges. Hamlin oranges are generally harvested from October through early January. Pineapple oranges are harvested from December through February. You… Read More
Q: This year, some of my navel oranges had dry areas in the fruit. What causes this and how can I prevent it?
A: It is always disappointing to cut open citrus and find the flesh is dry or pulpy. Navel oranges are not the only citrus to have this problem; any citrus can show the same signs. We do… Read More