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Meyer Lemon Tree Fruit Drop

My Meyer lemon tree gets plenty of flowers but for some reason the young fruit always falls off. The first year I had the tree it gave several lemons but since then none. Why does the young fruit always fall off?

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#1 Comment By Heather On 03/04/2014 @ 3:16 pm

This can happen either due to poor pollination or due to stress to the plant.

If the flowers are poorly pollinated, then this can be corrected by hand pollinating the tree. Just take a small paintbrush and swirl it around inside a few of the flowers.

It could also be caused by stress to the plant. The plant needs to maintain itself before it can maintain fruit. So if it is not getting enough water or nutrients, it will abort its fruit to save itself. When you see flowers start to form, increase the amount of water and give it a slow release fertilizer. That will help it hold on to more of its fruit.

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