Lemon Trees

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  1. what fertilizer do I use for a potted lemon tree?
  2. lemon tree on a frame
  3. Sick lemon tree
  4. lemon flowers not fruiting
  5. will my lemon bear fruit?
  6. how long does a lemon tree live
  7. Best Way to Grow Lemon, Seed or Cutting?
Asked by top on February 29, 2012
What Fertilizer Do I Use for a Potted Lemon Tree?

What fertilizer do I use for a potted lemon tree? What insecticide?

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Nikki
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Asked by Kay on March 1, 2012
Lemon Tree on a Frame

I have been given a lemon tree on a frame – it is thriving in my conservatory but I wonder if it would be better released from the frame work??

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Normally fruit trees on a frame need some amount of pruning maintenance to remain espaliered (pruned flat against a wall or frame). This maintenance does not harm the tree, but can be time consuming, and annoying if you are not keen on the tree being like that in the first place. If you want to keep it espaliered, there will be no harm to the tree. Basically, just prune away any growth that is outside the frame shape. If you are not keen on the espalier shape, you can just let the tree resume its normal growth pattern and then use standard citrus pruning.
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Asked by Vbutler on March 13, 2012
Sick Lemon Tree

Lemon tree not making lemons, leaves are green trimmed in yellow.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yellow leaves are normally either a lack of water or a lack of nutrients. It could also have too much nitrogen. Make sure you are watering correctly and give the tree some slow release fertilizer. Additional phosphorus can hellp with fruiting. These articles will help with fertilizing your tree: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/learn-about-fertilizer-for-a-lemon-tree.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm
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Asked by lucylocket on March 15, 2012
Lemon Flowers Not Fruiting

I have 2 lemons trees. I live in Africa so sun is not a problem. Each year I get lots of flowers but very few, if any, go on to become lemons. Any advice?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
If you are seeing blossoms but you get no fruit, this could be a pollination problem. You can hand pollinate with a small paintbrush. Just go from flower to flower and swirl the brush inside the blossoms.
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Asked by bigpook on March 22, 2012
Will My Lemon Bear Fruit?

Container grown, died back and regrowing well but branches thorny! Will the thorny branches ever bloom/bear fruit?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
If it died all the way back to the root stock, there is a good chance that the root stock is what is growing now and not your lemon tree. Root stock trees are typically used because they are hardy and they often produce little to no fruit that is inferior in quality anyway. As the new growth look very different from the way it was, I think it is safe to say that your tree actually died and this is the root stock. I would recommend starting over with a new tree.
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Asked by gagetmanwood on March 24, 2012
How Long Does a Lemon Tree Live

What is the lifespan of a lemon tree?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The average lifespan of a lemon tree, especially its productivity, is 10-15 years. However, there are many types of citrus trees that may actually live up to 40 or 50 years.
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Asked by ankur on April 1, 2012
Best Way to Grow Lemon, Seed or Cutting?

I am a farmer and will to plant 50 – 70 lemon plants. I am from Gujarat State (in western India). I would like to have details regarding plantation of lemon trees.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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