Lemon Trees

My Lemon Tree Does Not Grow Lemons

RitaD added on June 10, 2012 | Answered

I planted lemon seeds 2. 5 years ago. The tree is about 2 feet tall. It has branches. However, I still don't have any lemons. Any idea why?

Approximately how old the tree should be in order to produce lemons?

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Answered on June 11, 2012

Likely, the tree is still too young to produce 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

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

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