Lemon Trees
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lemon trees not bearing fruit

Zone kitchengarden | janice77 added on August 15, 2012 | Answered

Although I bought my lemon plants from a nursery more than 4 1/2 yrs ago and am providing regular fertilizers, water, etc. , they have yet to flower/bear fruit. I am very distressed. Please help.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 15, 2012

I would try giving it some phosphorus rich fertilizer, like bone meal. If it is lacking phosphorus, it will not be able to produce blossoms (which means no fruit.)

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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