Sunday, June 24, 2012

Citrus Gall

In 2009 my lemon tree was so heavily infested with citrus gall wasp (Bruchophagus fellis) that I cut off every branch.

It has grown back into quite a nice tree, and thanks to the bees, it is covered in fruit. But today I noticed that the wasp is back:
I've pruned out all the galls I could find, but will have to keep a close eye on it to keep removing them before the adult wasps emerge towards the end of August.


  1. Thanks for the alert. Our lemon trees were also infested about 3 years ago. Like you a very severe pruning led to their recovery and this year we have a magnificent crop

  2. Oh i must inspect mine too. cheers