Orange Trees
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valencia orange trees

Zone southwest Florida | eaglelarry1 added on October 18, 2015 | Answered

i have 2 Valencia orange trees. Both of them have very dark fruit. Both trees have fruit that starts green, seems to turn almost black and doesn't seem to ripen. Blossoms appeared about Feb. and fruit is still on the trees.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 20, 2015

Valencia fruit is generally ripe and harvested between Mar thru Oct.
The black that you describe sounds very much like Sooty Mold.
I have listed links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/oranges/growing-an-orange-tree.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/oranges/harvesting-oranges.htm

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