Young Valencia Orange Tree Is Turning Yellow!

Asked October 9, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT


I live in Fort Bend off of FM 521. I have a young Valencia Orange tree whose leaves are almost all turning yellow. Help! It looks unnatural! What should I do?

Fort Bend County Texas

3 Responses


Without looking at any images of it, my best guess is nutrient deficiency. These plants need food, if you haven't fertilized you have several options.

1. chemical fertilizer, use a higher nitrogen fertilizer to bump up the green. You can apply as a liquid or granular form.

2. Organic fertilizer, lots of forms out there. Won't work as quick, but will eventually help out.

3. Biostimulants, bio-additives, this help the plant absorb the nutrients that are already in the soil.

4. Compost, this is a longer term help, but a regular application of compost will greatly help the overall health of the tree. Once compost is added, apply a 4-6 inch layer of mulch to discourage weed competition around the root system.

As far as disease potential, I doubt this is the issue. Try these strategies above and I think you'll see improvements.

Best of luck. Good day,



Thank you for this great info! I definitely needed it as I was not 'feeding' the trees. I don't know if I'm in time to save the first as it is nearly leafless, but a second appears to be benefitting. The multiple options you listed allowed me to choose ones that gave speedier results.

Again, thanks. I hope to be enjoying home grown fruit in the future.