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Q.Reviving An Unhealthy Lime Tree

Zone 32940 | Anonymous added on August 22, 2022 | Answered

I am in the military and just moved to Florida. I have a lime tree in my yard but it appears to be unhealthy. I don’t know what to do and am considering giving it a significant pruning at the end of summer. Most of the fruit are quite dry inside and don’t look like healthy limes. I have attached a couple photos. Can someone help me with where to start? Thank you.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 1, 2022

I would start by testing the soil for deficiencies or pH imbalances.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soil-ph-plants.htm

Once these parameters are in check, you can begin to correct what looks like a bacterial infection.

Treating with a fungicide according to the label will be necessary.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

Once you start using these, you can start to think about pruning.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/tips-for-pruning-lime-tree.htm

These articles will help you to care for your tree:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime

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