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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    February 16, 2011
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    It sounds like the tree has a pest, maybe scale or aphids. It is hard to say as there are several pests that cause this kind of damage. We recommend treating these kinds pest with neem oil. It is safe for humans and animals but is very effective against most destructive plant pests.

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    Nikki on
    February 25, 2011
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    Heather on
    February 27, 2011
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    I would suspect that the lemon has been treated with a pesticide or another chemical that is not suitable to be eaten. The other possibility is that the fruit quality is so poor, that the fruit will not taste that good. Some citrus trees are meant to be grown for looks rather than as a food product.

    As far as I know, there are no lemon trees that are dangerous/poisonous to eat the fruit from, so I believe it is the care or quality of the fruit that makes it not suitable for comsumption.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 3, 2011
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    Sometimes too many lemons on one plant can cause them to grow
    smaller, so be sure to pick them regularly. This article should help with growing lemon trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/how-to-grow-a-lemon-tree.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 11, 2011
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    If it is only 5 months old, the tree is probably purging the buds because it is still too small to support the fruit the buds would produce. This is normal. In fact, I would recommend that until the tree is 2 years old, that you remove any blossoms it produces so that it can focus on becoming well established rather than on growing fruit. It will be better for the long term health of the tree.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 2, 2011
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    It is normal for limes (and occasionally lemons) to drop their "pea size" fruits just after flowering in spring. They may also drop them again in summer due to the warmer temps. Excessive dropping could be attributed to stress, however.

    Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/is-lime-fruit-and-lime-blossoms-falling-off-tree-normal.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 4, 2011
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    If the leaves are green veined, but yellow else where, the plant has a iron deficiency. This article will help fix that:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

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