A hard freeze is considered 28 degrees for 4 hours or more. To be completely safe, protect young trees (under 5 years) whenever temperatures drop below 32 degrees. Be sure you take extra precaution… Read More
A: Citrus fruit splitting could be a combination of several factors. If the tree is allowed to produce too many fruit then the quality of those fruit is often poorer than if fewer fruit were… Read More
Q: What could be eating the leaves on my citrus tree? The fruit are not being touched. Should I be worried?
A: There could be several creatures eating the leaves of your citrus trees. It is possible a katydid or a grasshopper are snacking on the leaves. The katydid, although very large in size, looks so… Read More
Q: What is wrong with my citrus tree? I see little white flies whenever I get near the fruit or leaves. I turned some of the leaves over and saw these orange specks. Is this an insect or a disease?
A: Actually the orange spots you see are neither an insect nor a disease. The spots are beneficial fungi which attack the young stationary stage (pupae) of a common citrus pest called the white fly…. Read More
A: Pruning of citrus can be done in late February and early March. Remember to selectively prune the citrus tree – no shearing. Find a growth bud, which is where a new leaf or limb… Read More
A: I have had this question 4-5 times within the last few weeks. First, we do several confirmed cases of Huanglongbing (HLB) here in Nassau County Florida. The correct name for “citrus greening” is Huanglongbing… Read More
A: This pest is called citrus snow scale and believe it or not – it is an insect. Citrus snow scale attaches to the trunk and sometimes when populations are extremely high, it can be… Read More
Q: I have a Calamondin citrus tree in my yard and I have no idea what to do with the fruit since it is too sour to eat.
A: Calamondin, Citrus mitis, is an acid citrus fruit originating in China and introduced to the U.S. in the early 1900’s. It can be eaten but the fruit is quite tart. So, what can you do… Read More
This cultivar has distinctive yellow strips across the foliage, displaying a variegated effect (Fig. 1). Leaves droop and weep toward the ground as do many of the other cultivars. Slender leaves originate in a clump,… Read More
ZZ plant is enjoyed for its unique appearance, its ability to grow under low light conditions, and its tolerance to drought. ZZ’s naturally glossy leaves are so shiny that the plant appears to have been… Read More