Lemon Trees

Garden Keeper added on April 22, 2018 | Answered

We purchased a Meyers Lemon tree in a 3 gallon pot. It looked healthy and had many small green lemons fruits. We transferred it a pre-prepared spot, digged about 2 foot deep. Watered and fertilized. After about 3 weeks, we noticed the following: 1. Leaves look healthy but no gowth yet. 2. The small fruits did not grow that much. 3. Some fruits shrank, change color from green to yellow and some dropped. Please explain and tell me what to do to get invigorate the gowth of the existing yellow lemon fruits.

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Answered on April 22, 2018

The smaller yellow ones are dropping off because the plant cannot support them. Make sure to keep the soil moist and apply iron sulfate and dolomitic lime around the tree. Make sure that the fertilizer doesn't have a lot of nitrogen. This can inhibit fruiting. They will need heavier amounts of phosphorous and potassium at this time. It will take some time for it to recover from transplant.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-meyer-lemons.htm&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwif597Bgc_aAhWE1lMKHd7zBbkQFggFMAA&client=internal-uds-cse&cx=009296322515861343460:jftykenwinc&usg=AOvVaw28Pl073Xmvj3ZpEKRW_scY

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