Tahitian Lime Trees

Should I prune flowers and little fruits on Tahitian lime tree after planting?

Zone 3806 | KanChi added on October 28, 2019 | Answered

I got around 1.8m tall Tahitian lime tree from the tree nursery. I plant in my backyard 4 weeks now. And after planting I have pruned all fruits and flowers from It. I have almost pruned 1/3rd of the tree and leaving healthy leaves on the plant. But just within 4 weeks I have now more than 100+ flowers and 10 limes just forming out of flowers... What should I do ? Almost every branch on tree has flowers and some has little limes coming out of flowers. Should I let flowers and little limes grow up ... Or prune it again ... I am new to growing ... But I am really enjoying it ... And don't feel like removing those lovely white flowers and little limes forming from flowers ... But it is too much for this little tree for first time in ground, I don't mind to prune it ... Need some expert advice and bit of education regarding this situation ...

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Answered on October 29, 2019

This is a sign that it is healthy! I wouldn't take too much action at this point. Doing so may harm it more than help.

If it can't support the flowers, it will drop them as needed. Trees and plants have many built in mechanisms that make them very adaptive, and any flowering should be taken as a very good sign. This is especially true with Citrus.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/persian-lime-tree-care.htm

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