Lime Trees

Lime Tree

lindasgarden added on November 4, 2011 | Answered

I purchased a lime tree this year from Lowe's. It has produced several limes but they all have a very thick hull and no juice. The pulp in each is very small as though they are not developed yet. But the limes are large in size and the longer I leave them on the tree the larger they get. And the thicker the hull gets. Why are the hulls so thick?

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Answered on November 5, 2011

Thick skin normally indicates too much nitrogen. I would add a phosphorous rich fertilizer to balance this out. This article will help:

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