When and how to prune citrus trees

When and how to prune citrus trees

My impression is that most of us think that, as a general rule, all fruit trees need to be pruned. It’s simply not true, especially regarding citrus. In contrast to this mistaken notion I’d say that, as a general rule, citrus should not be pruned. I can...
Orange blossom or lemon blossom?

Orange blossom or lemon blossom?

Can you tell? Hint: the purple blush on the back sides of the petals gives it away. See the comments section for the answer. ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Beware of rootstock suckers on citrus

Beware of rootstock suckers on citrus

This young Cara Cara navel orange tree looks fine, right? That’s what I thought until I crouched down and noticed this little devil: That branch growing from the base of the trunk — that’s the little devil. It’s not a branch of Cara Cara navel...