My lemons are not flavorful
My lemon tree looks green and healthy and does produce a good crop of lemons. It is about 15 yrs old. This year for the first time the juice from the lemons it not have a strong lemon taste. My daughter made her usual lemon bars for Christmas and they had very little lemon taste. How to bring the taste back?
Taste of fruit is best when plants have adequate nutrition, especially micro-nutrients and trace minerals, which most chemical fertilizers do not supply. Deficiencies develop over time from being used up by the plant and from leaching with watering and rain.
I recommend an application of COF (complete organic fertilizer) early spring, summer and fall. This is the best one that I know of:
This is second best:
Deep water adequately but not too much.
Mulch the soil surface with compost.