It is about 3 years that I have planted the tree.Every year I get full of little fruits . About the size of pepper seeds but after sometime they fall off. I have tried many things.Like potash and sodium sulfate.Nothing seems to be helping.Some leaves have specks of yellow.Only thing is it is planted in semi shade.What can I do about it? Can you please advice me.
The problem of fruits falling off may get better as the tree gets more mature. Young plants may drop fruit because they're not able to handle the load yet. Please see the following articles:
Also check the leaves for pests. For example, mites can create small yellow specks on citrus leaves when they feed:
There might also be a pollination problem. This article is about limes, but the advice applies to other citrus trees:
I have had a young tree in a container and about 4 years old, possibly longer, and for the past 3 years it has flowered and the fruit begins to form but drop off when only very small. I fertilize and water it regularly. It is a Clementine tree. What can I do to get it to bear fruit ?
Though the article addresses Lime Trees, the information will also apply to your Clementine Tree.
Tree has 5small mandarins on but they just have not grown in last few weeks. I may have been watering it too much. Anything I can do now?
Let them dry out, at least the top of the soil, before watering again. Make sure these receive full sun, and are fertilized every few months in container. You will also want to keep dolomitic lime, and iron sulfate around to prevent many problems that citrus face in container.
Bought the tree from Home Depot 3 years ago. Tree is growing great planted in San Diego Coastline. Tree trunk has tripled in diameter growing very well lots of new growth always. However, not one flower has it ever had. Did I some how get a bs grafted tree from Home Depot? Ron
It is likely that you got a seed grown tree, instead of a graft. If this is the case, then you could expect another two or three years before it flowers. Just make sure to fertilize this at least once per year with a citrus fertilizer.
ameter The fruit is too dry to eat
I would first suspect a water deficit. Water deeply and thoroughly.
But we would need more information on the growing conditions, soil and water management in order to offer better assessment and recommendatons.
Has the fruit always been dry, or is this a recent development?
If always, then it could be in the genetics of the plant and not much you can do about it. But if the fruit used to be moist and has developed the dryness in later years, then it must be related to watering and/or soil fertility.
What is causing the underside of my mandarin orange tree leaves to go brown? And what is the cure.
My best guess here would be sodium toxicity. This is due to salty soil. This website will help you identify the problem further: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/C107/m107bpleaftwigdis.html
My Asian neighbour has a Japanese Mandarin tree that had lovely sweet fruit its first year but, ever since, the fruit is very bitter. Last year I suggested he leave the fruit on till it had fully ripened to develop the sugar, thinking he was picking it too early but it was still bitter. Please, any advice would be appreciated.
It would actually help to put down some potassium and phosphorus fertilizer, and some iron sulfate. This will help sweeten the fruit, as this can happen when the soil is lacking some trace minerals. Applying these will help the tree produce sweeter fruit, as it will replenish what is lacking in the soil.