Orange Trees
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splitting orange fruit

Zone South Louisiana | Mitzie added on October 9, 2015 | Answered

Does spraying roundup on the ground around the navel orange tree cause the oranges to split? I sprayed roundup around the base of my navel oranges trees to prevent weeds from growing. Now the navel oranges are splitting on the tree.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 11, 2015

The oranges splitting is likely due to the fruit receiving to much water near the end of their ripening.

Here is a link that will explain this.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/oranges/oranges-splitting.htm

Always use chemical herbicides carefully as overspray can kill the citrus.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/glyphosate-information.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-long-does-weed-killer-last-in-the-soil.htm

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