Has anyone here ever forced their trees into dormancy?

October 2, 2012

I was wondering if anyone here makes a practice of this for those that grow container citrus in colder climates.

I was also wondering if your trees ever loose all their leaves and then come back in the spring?

For instance, I just met a guy today who sticks his tree in his closet, total darkness mind you, and waters only when the mix dries out. He says his tree looses all its leaves and comes back once he puts it out in the spring.

Last year he left it in a room with continual growth and only got 1 tangerine.

Years prior, every time he would use the closet method, he would get over 25 at a time.

I am tempted to test one of mine and stick it in the darkest spot of my cellar.


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