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Questions About Lime Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 27, 2011

Q. Lime Bushes Not Producing

I have three lime bushes, but only one produces. They are within ten feet of each other. What can I do? They have been in the ground about 10 years and only the one produces fruit, abundantly. There are no blossoms on the other two.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 27, 2011
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There are a few things that could cause that. There may be a small micro-climate that is causing the other two trees to get less sun or heat than the blossom producing tree. Another reason may be that there is a source of nitrogen that is closer to the non-producing trees than the one that does produce. This would keep them from blooming.

Check to make sure that the two non-blooming trees are getting enough light and that the temps are the same (things like walls, buildings and fences can change the temperature of a very small location by 10-20 degrees F). Have the soil from the base of all three trees tested to make sure that they all are getting the same nutrients.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 31, 2011

Q. Lime Tree Not Fruiting Well

We are in Costa Rica for the winter months. We have a lime tree that at one time was producing gobs of fruit, but not anymore. Any suggestions? It doesn’t seem to be diseased.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 1, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 2, 2011

Q. Pruning Trees

When is the best time to prune a lime tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 3, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 4, 2011

Q. Lime Tree

When do you prune a lime tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2011
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A.

Spring to late summer is best. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/tips-for-pruning-lime-tree.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 17, 2011

Q. Lime Tree (1/8 Citrus)

I moved in a house recently that had so much overgrowth. During the clean up, I found a lime tree. A couple of weeks ago, I realized it had tons of large limes I did not notice. When I cut them open, most of it was a white layer and only 1/8 of it was actually citrus (not even useable). Is there some remedy to fix this? Maybe needs to be fertilized, ex-owner never did.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 18, 2011
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Thick skin normally indicates too much nitrogen. I would add a phosphorous rich fertilizer to balance this out.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 22, 2011

Q. Limes

I have a lime tree full of ripened yellow limes.  I live in CA and have had some unseasonably warm weather. Should I pick all the yellow limes off the tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 22, 2011
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You have allowed your limes to become over ripe. These should be picked and discarded. Do not wait for them to turn yellow, as they should be picked prior to turning this color. The following article should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-harvest-time-when-to-pick-a-lime-from-a-tree.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2011

Q. Lime Tree Losing Leaves

My lime tree is 24 inches high. I planted it one year ago when it was 8 inches high. It is outdoors in warm weather,  indoors in cold (I live in Maryland). It is now in a 10-inch pot. It has flourished, but now is beginning to lose some leaves regularly. Near the bottom they are turning yellow, then dropping–slowly. Do not know if I am keeping the soil at the correct dampness/dryness. And do not know if I need to repot in a larger one. I don’t think I can put it outside yet, or ever plant in the ground. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Nikki on
February 27, 2011
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