Lemon Trees

How Do I Get Our Lemon Tree Grown From a Seed to Produce


Anonymous added on September 27, 2011 | Answered

We raised a lemon tree from a seed. The tree is about 2 years old, has put on much foliage and is beautiful, but no lemons. What can we do?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 28, 2011

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

The soil may be lacking phosphorus. Add bone meal and have your soil tested. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

The requirements for lemons are very similar to that of limes. If you have not read it yet, this article may also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/reasons-and-fixes-for-lime-tree-not-producing-blossoms-or-fruit.htm

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