Lime Trees

Lime Tree

Anonymous added on February 25, 2017 | Answered

I have had a lime tree for about 5 years now and it has never produced any fruit. It's in the ground and growing (but slowly). What have I done wrong? Just so you know I have one lemon tree and a satsuma tree that produces about 300 fruit a year.

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Answered on February 26, 2017

Make sure your tree is receiving at least 8 hours of full sun exposure.
Your tree should be planted at least 15 to 20 feet from any structures or other trees.
Lime Trees can be fussy, they are very sensitive to watering issues and proper drainage.
Your tree should be watered to a depth of 18" during it's growing season. Use a trickling hose and move the hose from the trunk out to the drip line to adequately water the entire root system
Application of 6" of organic mulch from the trunk out to the drip line will help with moisture control, keep it away from the trunk itself.
Fertilize once a month from spring thru fall with a granular fertilizer. Use a 12-0-12 ratio and follow package application directions.
The nitrogen will promote leaves and the phosphorous will promote blooms.
Make sure you remove any suckers that appear at the base of the tree. These deplete energy from the tree.

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