Blood Orange Trees

Blood Orange Tree

mhujar added on June 8, 2017 | Answered

Hi I have a blood orange tree in a pot it has leaves but no wood growth is there any way to get this tree to start wood growth.

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Answered on June 11, 2017

Did you grow this from seed?

From each seed planted, three sprouts can emerge. Two will be fast growing sprouts which are vegetative in nature and will produce a tree exactly like the one from which the fruit was obtained. The center, weak sprout, if it emerges, is the genetic or different-than-its-parent growth which should be removed.

Keep the seedlings in a bright, sunny spot with southern exposure and water them when the soil dries out on the surface, adding water until it trickles from the bottom of the pot. Fertilize the orange seedlings every two weeks with 1/2 teaspoon of 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted in 1 gallon of water. Stop fertilizing in autumn and winter. Orange trees respond well to being grown in containers, but they will perform best if planted outdoors within their preferred climate range.

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