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Re: My Citrumelo is getting showy :
Really nice. If itís like my neighborhood, the lawn care workers that do the neighborsí mowing will bring will steal as much low hanging fruit as they can. I walked around the house and unexpectedly caught one once with a sack full.
I get more comments about the trifoliate orange that is always loaded with dark orange fruit around Christmas than I do any of the true citrus. Do you have any problems with spider mites? The foliage of the trifoliates are always marred with them here and the true citrus is always marred with sooty mold from the sucking insects. Crazy how different the succeptability can be for similar species. Iíve not fertilized these trees the last couple years in hopes of reducing the pests, but it hasnít made much difference other than to reduce fruiting density