Meyer Lemon Trees

Meyer Lemon Tree

bcantatore added on February 24, 2016 | Answered

I bought two lemon trees two years ago. They are around 3' tall, twenty-seven inches from dirt with large dark green leaves. The rest of tree that is 36" tall has smaller leaves dark green leaves. There are one and half (1 1/2 )thorns. Should they be cut off and when do these trees bare fruit - there are no blossoms. What can I do to promote blooming?

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Answered on February 24, 2016

It sounds like you are describing suckers growing from the root stock of your citrus tree.
The suckers should be cut and removed as soon as they appear.
A healthy Lemon Tree should start producing fruit in it's 3 year.
Here are some links that will give you more information.

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