Top Questions About Tangelo Trees

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Questions About Tangelo Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2011

Q. Tangelos in Shade and Sand

For the last four years, our tangelos (Citrus County, FL) have failed to produce.  They are shaded to the west by bamboo and a huge flowering tree and the soil is sandy.  We use regular citrus fertilizer. Is there a booster type for growth?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 17, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

First, you may want to consider pruning back both the bamboo and flowering tree to allow more light to get to the tangelo tree. Citrus trees require plenty of light to grow and produce. Also, you should probably amend your sandy soil for more optimal growing and add some phosphorous to the soil as well to help with blooming. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/amending-sandy-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 27, 2011

Q. Tangelos

I live in Tucson, Arizona and this year (for the first time) my tangelos have a very thin skin and are very juicy. I’m trying to figure out what I did wrong because in the past years the tangelos were a little thick skinned, not as juicy, and easy to peel. Your opinion and possible remedy are welcome.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 27, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 28, 2011

Q. Citrus Tree Watering

I have a tangelo tree that was just planted last October. I was told to water it on Monday and Thursday for 20 minutes in the early morning during the winter months using my automatic drip system. How much and how often should it be watered during the summer months? We are in Mesa, Arizona.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2012

Q. Citrus Tree Turning Yellow

I have a 4 year old Honeybell tree that is turning yellow. It looks sick. I use a good fertilizer 4 times a year. What is wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 24, 2012
Certified Expert
Asked by
lindasmithreed on
March 13, 2014

Q. tangelo tree failure to bloom

Tree is around 15 years old. It has produced wonderful fruit almost every year. Two years ago it failed to set blossoms. It had a fair crop last year and this year it does not have any blossoms.

Answered by
lindasmithreed on
March 13, 2014
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I don't know the answer. I am asking a question.

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Asked by
turners on
June 11, 2014

Q. Yellow Tangelo leaves and fruit

I have a tangelo bush in a pot. All the leaves and fruit have turned yellow. I have fed it potash but it still is getting worse. Is there anybody out there that has the answer?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 12, 2014
Asked by
del on
March 25, 2015
Seattle, WA greenhouse

Q. Regarding tangelo fruit

Our dwarf tangelo produces fruit, but when picked (it looks properly ripe), the interior flesh is rather pithy mixed with pale orange meat. Fairly inedible. What is the problem? Is the fruit too long on the tree, and should it be picked earlier? Had a dwarf Trovita Orange produce similar inedible fruit last year, but this year it is just fine.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 25, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Many factors can effect the fruit on a citrus tree.

Weather, temperatures, moisture, pollination.

Some things you can control, some you can't.

Here are a few links to help you pinpoint the issue with your Tangelo.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/oranges/dry-orange-fruit-why-an-orange-tree-produces-dry-oranges.htm

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