Don’s Expert Answers: very little fruit

Question From:
Lesley Nugent in Brassall, Brassall Queensland

Nature of problem:
very little fruit

Type of Plant (if known):
Mardarin Tree

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Only fruits 66 mardarins a season

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:
once a week

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
nearly all day

How long since you planted it:
4 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
in the ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
I was told to be patient

Hi Lesley, Mandarins are known as biennial croppers. that is, they crop well one year and not the next. In your case, lack of fertiliser is the problem. Fertilise your plant twice a year in August and February with citrus food. Don