Tangerine Trees
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tangerine tree and drought

Zone 33848 | Anonymous added on June 27, 2018 | Answered

i just moved into my house a little over a year ago. we have two tangerine trees that produced fruit last summer, but this spring we had a major drought. I watered them a couple of times a week, but I do not have an irrigation system available yet. The rain has caught up to normal levels, but the trees have lost all their leaves and budding fruit. the main question I have is, will they return to normal now that the rains have returned or will they most likely be dead?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 28, 2018

You should check the health of the branches to see if they are still alive.
Bend them; do they snap off and break?
Do a scratch test. Live bark should be white or light green under the bark.
If the tree is still alive, it may recover.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/tip-on-water-requirements-for-citrus-trees.htm

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