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The first lemon tree we planted was like yours. Had yellow leaves. I mulched it better, and increased the watering in the dryer months, and it came good.

This year, all of our citrus has had yellowing leaves, but that was from a nitrogen deficiency, which I have corrected with regular doses of Powerfeed.
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2.Tomatoes / Re: Aussie tomato Season 2017-18
« Last post by Templeton on Today at 11:43:17 AM »
The last week been picking good amounts of tomatoes  - Japanese Black Trifele, Storage tomatoes, and a few greens and reds.
A lot of fruit fly this year - thanks climate change!


I did a big tomato cook last week, got about 20-30 kilos of reject tomatoes from Glenora Heritage Produce - I gave 'em some of their seed lots a few years ago, and they put some aside for me when i want to do a cook.
It's a tragedy to see what they have to throw out because it's too ripe for market, or split, or a bit mis-shapen. Of course I take home way too many tomatoes, then burden myself with days slaving in the kitchen.
Interestingly, I found two heart-shaped bicolours, probably out of Pineapple, of interest since they don't grow any other hearts, so its a mystery what they could have crossed with. Flavour was ok but pretty mild, but I will keep the seed and maybe grow it out next season to see if comes true.


Been mostly picking for seed production, so the kitchen smells like a fermentary.
T
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2.Tomatoes / Re: Aussie tomato Season 2017-18
« Last post by Templeton on Today at 11:34:51 AM »
T...here is Arbuznyi... Huge sprawling bush and copious quantities of big slightly flattened fruit. Some,but not all, ribbed.
Havent saved any seed yet but certainly will so let me know if you are in need.
Hey Geoff,
my arbuznyi is a black - sorry, can't find my pics.
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like cass said.
dropping older leaves sound like it has been stressed and it is getting rid of leaves it can't support. But don't quote me.
T
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: Potted Myer lemon tree -yellow leaves -HELP
« Last post by Cass on Today at 06:50:51 AM »
Sorry about your tree. If you haven’t already I would suggest googling ‘nutrient deficiency leaf guide citrus’ and compare the charts to your tree. Aside from the visual appearance, it is often a clue whether symptoms are appearing in the new leaves or older leaves (I can’t really tell from your photo). You could also take a leaf into a good nursery.

It doesn’t look like nitrogen deficiency to me (usually a very even yellowing starting in older leaves) but I am NOT an expert.

Was the ‘lemon fertiliser’ you applied one of those trace element feeds for nutrient deficiencies?

Until you have a diagnosis I would hold off on feeding it too much more and use a finger test (or moisture meter?) before watering, it’s already stressed so you don’t want to kill it with kindness [emoji846]

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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Potted Myer lemon tree -yellow leaves -HELP
« Last post by kbkb on February 21, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Chris, I am from Melbourne and this is my first post here.

I would appreciate if someone can help me in identifying the cause of my lemon tree leaves turning yellow.
My guess is over watering or nitrogen deficiency, but I am not an expert.
I water it well 2-3 times a week during the summer, depends on the temperature.
6 weeks ago I fertilised it with chicken manure, and every 2 weeks I am spraying the leaves with the seaweed (Maxicrop) feriliser.
A week ago, all of the sudden, the older leaves started turning yellow and falling off quickly.
I gave it some special fertiliser for lemon trees the other day, but it is getting worse..
Photos are attached. I am not surf of what I am dong wrong.
Help please?

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