Arizona Sweet Oranges Dry Inside
This is the third year for my Arizona sweet orange tree and it had many oranges late in fall and early winter here in Casa Grande, AZ. The first few oranges picked in late Dec. were great, but two weeks later they were dry inside. I provided cover for it during some cold nights. Thanks for any thoughts on what might be the problem.
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Dry can be caused by a lack of water, over mature fruit, immature trees producing fruit, nutrient deficiencies or stress – due largely in part to improper fertilizing or planting and extreme changes in temperature. Judging from your description, the fruit may either have been stressed by the weather or may have been over ripe when picked. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/oranges/dry-orange-fruit-why-an-orange-tree-produces-dry-oranges.htm