The fruit drop problem late-season Valencia oranges continues to increase. This fruit drop is the worst case of fruit drop in Florida citrus in at least 40 years. Even small trees are dropping a large amount of their crop, resulting in a range of drop rates of about 10% up to 40%, depending on the overall health of the tree. Here’s a compelling example of how tree health affects the rate of fruit drop.

• Aperture:ƒ/2.4• Camera:iPhone 5• Taken:March 11, 2013• Focal length:4.13mm• ISO:50• Location:27° 58.82′ 0″ N 81° 52.11′ 0″ W• Shutter speed:1/323s