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Asked by
Joanna Esther on
January 15, 2012

Q. Citrus trees

Hi. . . . I live in the Mideast and have three citrus trees in my garden (Pomelo, Lemon and Clementine). They were planted 2 years ago and initially bore beautiful fruit. Now 2 years later they still are lush green but show no signs of budding whatsoever. When should I expect them to bud and why do they not seem to show signs of bearing fruit?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 15, 2012
Certified Expert
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If any were grown from seed, they may not be old enough to bear fruit. Most citrus trees need 3-6 years to reach fruit bearing maturity.

Have you fertilized? Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow, but not fruit. Too much can actually keep a plant from producing fruit. This article has information on how to fertilize your trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

I would also try giving them some phosphorus rich fertilizer, like bone meal. If the soil is lacking phosphorus, the trees will not be able to produce blossoms (which means no fruit.) In addition, the requirements for lemons are very similar to that of limes. If you have not read it yet, this article may also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/reasons-and-fixes-for-lime-tree-not-producing-blossoms-or-fruit.htm

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Asked by
Hannah on
October 7, 2015
9 or 10

Q. how to prevent Pomelo fruit crack and split on the tree?

After we had the rain, the next day the fruit cracked, split on the tree. I water every other day because we had a very hot summer. The fruit is already very big but it is not ripe till another 3 more months.

Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 8, 2015
Certified Expert
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Asked by
MadelineMD on
January 1, 2017
Chico, CA

Q. Identify my citrus

Bought a house in Northern California with a very prolific citrus tree. Fruit looks like pomelo on inside but is perfectly round. How do I tell the difference between pomelo and grapefruit trees?

Answered by
Alisma on
January 1, 2017
Certified Expert
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I believe this is a pomelo. Pomelos have a unique leaf shape which can be seen here:
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/syllabi/422/leaves/PumelloL.jpg

It looks like your tree has these distinctive leaves.
There are several hybrids between pomelo and grapefruit, so this could also be one of those. Unless you're able to get a genetic analysis done, you might not be able to tell specifically if it is one of these.

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Asked by
peterwolgram on
February 18, 2018
V1b 3t6

Q. Pomelo tree

Can pomelo trees be grown in british columbia where summers (40 celcius) are hot but winters are very cold ( as much as minus 30 celcius).
Can they grown indoors ?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 18, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

I fear that those temperatures will be a little too cold. You can grow these indoors, though. You will want to invest in a horticultural light that is rated at 200 watts or greater. This will be a way to get it to fruit indoors. I recommend LED's since they do not consume as much energy.

Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomelos/pomelo-tree-care.htm

This article will give you more information on growing these indoors: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/growing-citrus-trees-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Jim.rimmington on
February 20, 2018
Gb

Q. Pamela fruit

How to grow Penelope fruit

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 20, 2018
Certified Expert
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Are you referring to the Pomelo tree? I'm not certain if that's the case or not but here is an article on their care if this is the case:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomelos/pomelo-tree-care.htm

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