I was told the first year that you plant lemon and lime trees not to pick the fruit for you will get more fruitful trees in the future. Is this correct info? Thanks in advance.
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The idea on not harvesting the first crop is half right. You should not harvest the first crop, but actually you should just remove the fruit as soon as you see it. When you first plant a fruit tree, it is best to let it focus on becoming established for the first year. When it grows fruit, its energy is split between fruit and root growth, rather than just focusing on root growth. Removing the fruit allows the tree to work on growing a big, healthy root system.