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Questions About Tahitian Lime Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 28, 2011

Q. Tahitian Lime Tree

I have a Tahitian lime tree, which is two months old, planted in the ground. Initially, I noticed the leaves had yellowish spots and was told that it could be due to magnesium deficiency, so I replaced the same and also added some citrus fertilizer.

Now the leaves have turned yellow along the veins only and they are falling off the tree. It has been raining moderately over the past few weeks prior to which there was a period of extreme sun. Could you please advise.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 28, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 18, 2011

Q. Non-Fruiting Tahitian Lime Tree

I have a Tahitian Lime tree that is about 3-4 years old and in very good health. It gets plenty of blossoms, but unfortunately, it does not grow into established fruit. I have only ever had about 4-5 limes off it.
Please help.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 18, 2011
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There are a number of reasons why a lime tree might not bear fruit. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/reasons-and-fixes-for-lime-tree-not-producing-blossoms-or-fruit.htm

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Anonymous on
September 26, 2011

Q. Tahitian Lime

We finally bought our own home and in the spring I planted many citrus trees. While it is obvious when the lemons and oranges are ripe, my Tahitian lime has many limes, but I have no idea as to when they are ripe for picking.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 27, 2011
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If you have never had a lime tree, it can be hard to tell. This article will help 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
October 28, 2011

Q. Whats Eating My Lime Tree?

Hi, I have a Tahitian lime tree in a pot. I bought it last year. It has just finished blooming and I have lots of limes on it, but there is something eating the leaves. I have not been able to find a particular bug on it; however, I have found a spider, ants and an earwig on various occasions. I have also noticed that a couple of the very small fruits have fallen off. I was also quite surprised to see it flowering fruit now, as I thought it was more a winter fruit. I live in Berwick, Melbourne. It is in a sunny position against the back wall (next to where I have a Trixie peach, which is covered in peaches at the moment). I water it once a week (will probably do it twice now that the weather has warmed up) and give it some Seasol every fortnight. I have also given it some special lime fertilizer.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 28, 2011
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Try neem oil on your plants. It is effective against many types of insect pests but perfectly safe for you, your pets, and beneficial insects. It is also an effective fungicide. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
tamarind on
December 26, 2011

Q. why has my lime tree not flowered, it did last year

It’s a Tahitian lime. It is in full sun, sheltered, watered and fed citrus feed. I pruned it after fruiting last season. It is now a nice round bush and has a lot of new growth.

Answered by
Nikki on
December 26, 2011
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I would also try giving it some phosphorus rich fertilizer, like bone meal. If it is lacking phosphorus, it will not be able to produce blossoms. If you have not read it yet, this article may also be helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/reasons-and-fixes-for-lime-tree-not-producing-blossoms-or-fruit.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 8, 2014

Q. Lime Tree Fertilizer

Could you tell me the best type of fertilizer for my Tahitian Lime, which is growing quite successfully in a large pot. It bears a great deal of fruit, but at present the leaves are falling off (too much or too little water?) since moving it from a position that was quite shaded. It is now in full sun (Perth, Western Australia) with temperatures in the mid 30 degrees Celcius at present. Could the excess heat be the contributing factor? Also, do you suggest prunimg back?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2014
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Typically, leaf loss is due to irregular watering, where the tree was without water for a period and then, when watered again, will drop leaves. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-leaf-drop-why-a-lime-tree-is-losing-leaves.htm Lime trees usually require a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, with more phosphorus early on (prior to blooming). Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 26, 2014

Q. Tahitian lime

Our Tahitian lime tree looks healthy and has lots of flowers that developed into small fruit. Some fruit grew to about the size of a large pea and. Now all the fruit has fallen off. Looking forward to getting some fruit and so disappointed now. What is the problem?

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Nikki on
November 26, 2014
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