In this Issue:
  • Start Fertilizing Citrus in February
  • Giant Swallowtails and Satsumas
  • Protect Young Satsuma Trees
  • Satsuma

    Start Fertilizing Citrus in February

    As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year. Citrus benefits from regular fertilization with a good quality balanced citrus fertilizer that also contains micronutrients. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/02/16/start-fertilizing-citrus-in-february/

    Giant Swallowtails and Satsumas

    Gardeners that have Satsumas, commonly known as orange mandarin (Citrus reticulate), probably have experienced a caterpillar called Orangedog.  It is a chewing insect that feeds on citrus foliage including Satsuma and a few other plant species.  The caterpillar is dark brown with creamy-white, mottled markings and is the larval stage of the giant swallowtail (Papilio …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2013/09/02/giant-swallowtails-and-satsumas/

    Protect Young Satsuma Trees

    According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent Matthew Orwat says,” While mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s.” …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2013/02/15/protect-young-satsuma-trees/