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Re: A couple firsts :
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 6/17/2020, 8:55 pm, in reply to "A couple firsts :
>> [The other] Jim was right that Citrus trees just get rid of some of the many fruits they produce. <<
Last year, for reasons unknown to me, my two Ponciris trees produced very little fruit (compared to most years). This year, I had a great bloom and it seems a lot of fruit have set. But, a LOT have been shed from my oldest tree, a plain Ponciris. My younger one, a 'Flying Dragon', is much better at fruit retention. But, the point being, yes, there's a lot of fruit drop. And your citrumelo is genetically a good deal Ponciris. I'm thinking it's quite normal.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal