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Satsuma tree dropping all fruit...WHY? :(

Posted by scuzzynutty CA (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 16:41

Hi, I live in southern California and I have a question about my Semi-dwarf Satsuma Orange tree. The tree itself is growing pretty well with new growth, some of the leaves are a little yellowish, but overall I think the tree is healthy. The past few weeks there was new blossoms, probably about 30 of them. I was excited thinking there might be a lot of fruit this year. It seems for the majority of them, the little fruit developing in the blossom is turning yellow and falling to the ground! The same thing happened last year, and there was only ONE fruit last year that actually developed and grew. Of the 30 blossoms/little fruit, I think there is only probably 7 left or less and at the rate they're turning yellow and dropping off, i woudln't be surprised if they all fell off. Any idea what’s going on with this tree and why all the ‘fruit’ keeps turning yellow and dropping off? Thanks.

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RE: Satsuma tree dropping all fruit...WHY? :(

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 17:22

Mine bloom massively and then drop 90-95%. That's the nature of a citrus. Thirty blossoms is almost none. If you have an issue it's why only that little bloom?

RE: Satsuma tree dropping all fruit...WHY? :(


I wish I can say about my Washington orange tree. My tree was 7 feet tall with beautiful branches an leaves. The cold weather kill it.. All I have from the 7 feet trees alive is about half a foot above the ground developing a couple of leaves.
I think you should post your question in the citrus board they can help you.
Good Luck

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