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Q: Lemonless Lemon Trees

Jun 05, 2009 -

This was posted as a comment on a different post -  moved here for answer.

I bought two lemon trees. One is a dwarf tree and the other is a regular tree. Other than the first year the last 3 years neither tree has produced lemons. I have tried the drought method and giving it plenty of citrus food–but neither has produced. The foliage is fantastic but no fruit. Any suggestions?

Categories: Fruit Trees, Citrus Trees

linnie Says:
Jun 6th, 2009 at 11:55 am

It is possible that your lemon tree is lacking in phospherous which helps to produce fruit.  Is the plant growing in a pot or is it in the ground and in what part of the country are you growing it?  You might try giving it a fertilizer that has plenty of phospherous in it.

greg Says:
Jun 10th, 2009 at 11:29 am

First did they bloom? Should have bloomed last month unless they are in full shade.  Next citrus sometimes send up shoots from below the graft these suckers may look a lot like your grafted leaves but often do not bloom as they are rootstock varieties.

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