dimpled skin on oranges


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Hi,
My oranges are growing with dimpled skin. Is there something wrong ?
Thanks
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I believe that what your oranges have is called Creasing. It is a disease of citrus that affects the rind of a fruit and is caused mainly by a calcium deficiency but other factors as well. For the home gardener this disease is not really important but to a commercial grower it makes the fruit less valuable and is sold only for juice. Also in your pictures I see signs of nitrogen deficiency. You need to fertilize with a good organic fertilizer. This should take care of the problems I see. Don't worry about the Creasing. It doesn't affect the quality of the fruit, just the way it looks.
 

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