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Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby Twan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:50 pm

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This is the second year that my Kishu tangerine tree that has plenty of fruit, but the fruit is rather dry, not juicy. It's not because lack of watering. Would anyone know what happens to it and how do I correct this problem? Thank you.

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby jearl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:03 pm

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First two years mine was the same.
Once they get well stablished on a regular water /feeding schedule, they juice up and taste good.

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby brettay » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:17 am

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Agree, young citrus often have dry fruit. It takes mandarins a while to start producing really high quality fruit (e.g. 3-5 years depending upon the variety).

-Brett

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby venturabananas » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:17 am

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Here are a few potential causes:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/dry-fruit-citrus-trees-58404.html

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby Twan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:04 pm

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Thank you, Brett.

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby mmorozov » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:54 pm

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My Kishu are also dry this year and less numerous. Last year they were three times as many and very juicy. Could be a watering issue.

Other varieties are not affected as much. Satsumas are reasonably juicy and Fremont Algerian is dripping with juice.

Re: Tangerine not juicy - very dry

Postby Twan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 pm

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Sorry for not following this forum for a while. But I have some "encouraging" news about my Kishu tangerine fruit to share. There are not that many fruit, but they are bigger, and juicier. I fed the tree in December, and then a lot of rain came. It certainly made a difference. So I am enjoying the fruit this year.


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