CITRUS TREE CARE GUIDE
Citrus Trees including lemon, orange, mandarin and lime are popular fruiting trees in Australian backyards. As the seasons change so does the care requirements of your trees with many pests and diseases that may arise.
Spring is here and a common problem at this time of the year is the nasty little pest Citrus Gall Wasp.
What Citrus Gall Wasp actually is!
Citrus Gall Wasp is a little native insect they can go unnoticed causing unrepairable bulging like damage to your citrus tree branches. The galls on the branches form in response to Citrus Gall Wasp larvae feeding inside the soft new growth of citrus branches. This results in a tremendous amount of stress to the tree as it restricts the sap flow to the outer new growth.
Allowing Citrus Gall Wasp to take over your citrus tree will reduce the capacity of fruit that the tree can provide, and the tree’s life span as a result.
The most prone citrus trees to Citrus Gall Wasp are lemon trees, followed by other common varieties including orange, grapefruit, mandarin and lime.
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Originally used on fruit trees to prevent sunburn on fruit, our Citrus Protectant Spray is tremendously beneficial as an organic deterrent to Citrus Gall Wasp.
A barrier film on the plant surface has been proven successful
in deterring egg-laying by Citrus Gall Wasp on citrus shoots, resulting in a
reduction of gall size and an abundance of fruit.
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The pack includes the following
Citrus Protectant Spray 500g x1
Citrus Gall Wasp Trap (with cage) x2
Double Nozzle Sprayer (perfect for spraying your citrus trees) x1