Minature Fruit Trees Bloom
I have two miniature limes, two lemons and an orange tree. I get buds on them but they don't produce fruits. What am I doing wrong?
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If any were grown from seed, they may not be old enough to bear fruit. They generally need 3-6 years to reach fruit bearing maturity. Have you fertilized? Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow, but not fruit. Too much can actually keep a plant from producing fruit. This article has information on how to fertilize your trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm Lack of fruiting could also be attributed to poor pollination. 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