25 thoughts on “Citrus Pruning | Cut, Pull & Bend Branches For MAX Fruit Yields!

    Nathan Smith

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    So informative Charles!! Keep them coming because I cant stop watching!! My wife has ordered some of the IV Organics spray and I'm now thinking I need some of the white wash for my apples trees as they are just planted last summer.. if you have a chance to answer I was wondering how long the white wash lasts after you add water and how to store it?? Thanks again for the videos I live in Iowa but the information is still very helpful and great to watch!!

    marimo chan

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    I once had hundreds and hundreds of really large flies on my Kaffir Lime tree (I live in Hawaii). I had no idea where or why these flies were on my tree as I've never seen them before. I've scoured the internet on why or what this odd phenomenon was but to no avail. Would anyone here know why these flies were lounging out on my tree? I chased them off with a hose and they never came back.

    Truelove

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    at 19:40 in the video cutting off the top of the citrus tree can you root that with rooting hormone? I am always trying to get more trees by this method ..am having little success…tried everything , sand , soil/sand water even, rooted gardenia readily, and citrus do well for 2 weeks then die.. avocados did well for 4 months then all died 4 of them, growing right from fallen ones on ground got to 2 feet tall then died …any tips? thanks Charles! am growing a few palms , in 3 gallon containers, fox tail and coco nut palms that sprouted, they're 5 leaves now …. they really like the direct sun ..what is a good citrus food ? have banana s they are perfect, lol have a baby olive tree do you suggest wire training? or let it go it is 4 years old now (SW Florida here)

    mitchell L

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    funny thing is that my meyer lemon tree had a weird graft and i realized half the plant was the root stalk, but it turned out it was decent tasting limes. so now i got a lemon lime tree

    rusty ridenour

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    I'm getting ready to bring my plants that I had outside back in for the winter.I want to get something to sprayed then and the dirt so I don't bring any insects into the house Any good suggestions?

    DragonflyArtz1

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Love your videos Charles! I live in Colorado and I am planning on having an indoor Orchard, I'm calling it my "Tree House". 🙂 Question, as you were talking about the Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf and Standard Lemon Trees, if I prune a Standard Lemon Tree and maintain it at say 8', am I somehow harming the Tree? Is it bad to crop a full size tree? I've had many others tell me that it would be fine. I'd like to get your opinion.

    Tony Mdrno

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi, I live in Houston, Tx I have an amazing orange tree in my back yard it is about 15ft and it looks really healthy gives lots of fruit. The problem is that the oranges turn a brownish color instead of orange. What could be the problem??

    LoveIsHope

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    I am a brand new container gardener. In fact I've never grown anything, container or ground. I am a nurse. I work 3 days a week so I have 4 days off every week. Four the last 4 weeks I spend almost all my waking hours trying to figure out just the basics. Finding your channel was one of the best gifts Ive received since beginning this journey. I am so grateful that you always explain the "why" on literally every one of your videos. I am over loaded with info regarding just the basics but I am "getting it". Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us.

    teddy le

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Where to buy ivy organic

    BlackTalon 1

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    as a self described "expert", why do you use string for support?? terrible practice on any fruit tree, I use cut irrigation hose or any wide material that cradles rather than digs into limbs. sorry but had to get it off my chest.

    pilot

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi Charles,
    I have a very mature lemon tree that was in my yard when I purchased my house. It is growing about a foot away from my house and right next to my a/c unit. Hence, I need to prune and shape it to fit the area better. I have watched a few of your videos which has been helpful. How much of the tree can I prune each time without shocking the plant? I assume I can cut off as much dead wood as I need to & that won't bother the tree. This poor tree is out of control. It produces 5-6 plastic grocery bags of fruit each time. Way too much for my household to use. I give most of it away. Thank you, Lisa

    pilot

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi Charles,
    I have a very mature lemon tree that was in my yard when I purchased my house. It is growing about a foot away from my house and right next to my a/c unit. Hence, I need to prune and shape it to fit the area better. I have watched a few of your videos which has been helpful. How much of the tree can I prune each time without shocking the plant? I assume I can cut off as much dead wood as I need to & that won't bother the tree. This poor tree is out of control. It produces 5-6 plastic grocery bags of fruit each time. Way too much for my household to use. I give most of it away. Thank you, Lisa

    T Young

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi there, very good video!!! I was wondering if I could use the IV Organics on the union buds of dwarf fruit trees? I have two dwarf peach trees that I noticed oozed goo at the union buds when it rained a lot last summer and I'm afraid of borer insects. I consulted a few nurseries and they said that the goo thing is normal in young stone fruit trees. I have black colored tree shield which I really don't want to use cause black draws heat and I would think that would burn the trees. Am I correct in thinking that? And would the IV Organics help keep the gumosis from happening as well as keeping the insects out?

    Sunita Bhandari

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Great tips

    Elma atip

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    thanks for taking time and sharing your knowledge!

    Elma atip

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    good morning!i got interested in gardening lately and bought a eureka lemon tree from a nearby garden.by the way i'm from Philippines,a tropical country.i have observed lately that there is sap coming out of the trunk of my lemon.i'ts like teardrops.is it normal?

    veroronnieronron

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi! I love your trees and your videos. I have a young french lemon tree, its around a year old and I would say around 3 meters tall. It hasnt given flowers or fruit or anything. Should I leave it be or cut some branches? Thanks for all the info!

    reza k

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi
    Thanks for great info. I was wondering if you can help me, I have heavy clay on my yard which whatever I do turn to solid rock. do you have any recommendations.
    thanks.

    Baudelio Magallanes

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Whats the name of that specific lemon tree?

    jgolenko

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Charles, thanks for the information on these young citrus trees. I just received my IV organics product in brown, and will be applying it soon to my own young orange and lemon trees. BTW what is that purplish shrub under the bananas towards the back in your video? It provides a beautiful contrast against the green! Thanks as always! Jonathan

    Amal Al Faleh

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Congrats on the certificate 👍🏻,,
    I love your trees Charles

    tortaboy

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    I've got an Ultra Dwarf Peach tree that is about 20 feet tall. Still has the Ultra Dwarf tag on the trunk.

    Gordon Cucullu

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Good news on the cert. That ought to help spread the word. Charles, could you have started that cutting you took from the tall branch by using rooting hormone and putting it into the vermiculite/perlite mix you've used previously? I have to top prune a Meyer lemon in a pot before taking it inside from the oncoming cold and if I could use that technique it would be so much more useful than simply composting it. Thanks.

    Clash With Green

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    Hi Charles. Huge congratulations on the certificate. Well done indeed.

    Apartment Bonsai by Vinny Chirayil

    (September 6, 2018 - 3:16 am)

    congrats on the certification !

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