Sharon, how often and how much are you watering?
Apr 16, Most fruit drop because the tree is under stress. This could include too much water, too little water, or too much fertilizer. In rare circumstances it could include high winds and bushnotch.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Nov 15, A citrus tree subjected to frosts as the fruit develops is more likely to drop the fruit.
4 Check the nutrient levels of your citrus tree. A lack of potash is a common cause of citrus trees dropping fruit before it is ready to eat%(42). Also it is normal for some (not all) fruit to drop, usually when the fruit is about pea size or a little larger.
Like; Save; sharonclem. Original Author. 13 years ago. Thank all of you for your input, I'll try to answer in order. Toni, the tree is in the ground, it's a navel orange, and it's about 3 years old. I try and cut or remove all. Oct 11, Salvador, It is normal for a certain amount of immature fruits to drop before ripening.
If fruit drop is excessive, it can signal that the tree is suffering from too much or a lack of water, or the soil it is growing in lacks certain nutrients.
Older fruits may suddenly drop for the same reasons (too much/not enough water or a lack of fertilizer), but they are also very temperature sensitive.
Young orange (generally hardy in zones 9 to 11) and other fruit trees usually don’t have the energy reserves to support fruit to maturity. Many gardeners and experts recommend removing the first few sets of fruit on young trees. This allows the plant to use its energy to develop strong roots instead of fruit.
Most fruit drop because the tree is under stress.
Once the plant is established, it. Dec 14, Normal Fruit Drop Citrus trees normally drop some of their young fruits as a means to thin the fruit out and devote resources to the development of the fruits. Dec 17, June fruit drop- the natural tendency for fruit trees to shed some immature fruit after flowering- protects the health of the crop.
But admittedly, admiring your trees' spectacular spring flowers, seeing the tiny fruits begin to form, and then witnessing them fall in large numbers before they mature, can feel devastating.