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Q.My Mexican Key Lime Tree Started Growing Larger Fruit That Started Turning Orange As It Ripened. Could It Be Getting This From An Adj

Zone 95118 | Anonymous added on January 20, 2021 | Answered

acent orange tree? I have a potted Valencia orange tree 3’ away.

The key lime is healthy and has been productive of key limes of standard size.

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Answered on January 21, 2021

The nearby fruit tree shouldn't affect your key lime tree. Usually when off-looking fruit arises, it's because the grafted tree is producing limbs. Check your graft line. If any branches are growing below it, remove them. You should regularly check for any errant branches below the graft and promptly remove them before they reach full size.


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