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"sweet oranges" #175249

Asked 2014-04-15 20:19:36

I am trying to make my orange tree that is about three years old produce sweet fruit. Someone told us that we could inject sugar water into the ground around the tree would make the fruit  sweet and them again grafting could do it but I don't know how. I had an uncle that cold do grafting and was very good at it but he died several years back. Can you help us with this?

Harris County Texas

Expert Response

I have never heard of injecting sugar water into the soil to sweeten oranges. Since your tree is only 3 years old, the fruit production and quality will improve as the tree matures. The links below will provide additional information on growing citrus, along with fertilization recommendations.

http://harris.agrilife.org/hort/publications-links/fruits-nuts/

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/98F62871-B43E-4732-9A58-6E95F362B560/81678/pub1234lahomecitr...

Here is some information on grafting.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HS/HS11600.pdf

Thanks for the question.
Paul Winski Replied 2014-04-17 02:12:38

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