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Why is my citrus tree not fruiting?

The reasons that citrus do not fruit are varied:

Compost is excellent for nourishing the soil around the tree and the nutrients are taken up at the roots of the plant. However, you may need to encourage it along with some specific remedies that Digger has resorted to, to kick start citrus trees that were looking a bit 'challenged.

They are:

Yates Thrive Citrus Liquid Fertiliser - dilute as directed, water it on regularly

Acquaticus 'Glow' - stinky but effective in feeding foliage and deterring mites and sucking insects

Yates Liquid Copper Fungicide - seems to control the verrucosis on the leaves.

Digger regularly inspect the undersides of citrus leaves for scale and hopes and squashes them by hand.

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