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Q.Is my tree healthy?

Zone Huntington, NY. Not sure...7 or 8? | Anonymous added on June 2, 2020 | Answered

My Meyer lemon tree is in a container. I am on Long Island so I need to bring it inside during the winter months. I have had 5 or 6 lemons that are just a bit smaller than a baseball since the winter and they are still green. Is this normal? Could it have to do with the size of the container?

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Answered on June 3, 2020

It doesn't look very perky. Container plants need more water and more fertilizer than in-ground trees. Giving it as much full sun and a little boost of phosphorus and potassium will help quite a bit.

Patience will be key. It can take around 9 months for fruit to ripen.

This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-lemon-trees-containers.htm

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