Lemon Trees
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Dwarf Lemon Tree With No Fruit

Anonymous added on February 17, 2014 | Answered

I have had a dwarf lemon tree for over 11 years now and, although very healthy looking, it has never produced fruit. I live in upper Midwest so plant stays outside for warmer months and I then move indoors for the winter. It gets flower blossoms but then they just drop off and no fruit. I make sure to do a deep watering every week and it is free from any insects or visable disease. Is there something I can do to get the tree to produce lemons or is this tree destined to be fruitless?

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Nikki
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Answered on February 17, 2014

Have you fertilized? Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow, but not fruit. Too much can actually keep a plant from producing fruit. This article has information on how to fertilize your trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm I would also try giving it some phosphorus rich fertilizer like bone meal. If it is lacking phosphorus, it will not be able to produce healthy blossoms (which means no fruit.) This article may help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-not-fruiting.htm

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