just a few hours left in "To Catch the Rain" kickstarter. CLICK HERE
get the ebook for just a buck during the kickstarter

  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Are citrus gall wasp eggs good or bad?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 28
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Permies often view things the opposite to conventional Gardeners so what's the opinion on citrus gall wasp eggs in citrus branches? Gardeners say kill all their eggs in the lemon tree but they don't say why: does it harm the tree and fruit, or do they just not like wasps?

Unlike most people I like wasps: they haven't stung me yet and they eat the caterpillars in the garden. But if they're detrimental to the tree's health then I'll cut their larvaed branches off even though new fruit are forming further down the branch.
 
steward
Posts: 4209
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
203
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Howdy Tim, I am not familiar with citrus problems but I have many trees here in the north country that have wasp galls. Other than deform the branches , it appears to me that they do not harm the tree. And as you have said the wasps seem to be beneficial in the overall picture.

If nothing else this post will bump your question back to the top and maybe we will get someone who has more experience to answer!
 
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay, I sleep all night and work all day. Lumberjack ad:
Solar Dehydrator Plans - Combo Package
https://permies.com/t/74059/digital-market/digital-market/Solar-Dehydrator-Plans-Combo-Package
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!