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Q.Why Does My Lemon Tree Only Produce Lemons On One Side?

Zone Maurice, Louisiana | Anonymous added on November 9, 2023 | Answered

I have a 5-6-year-old Meyers lemon tree, which is planted outside. It is a couple of feet from the front door. It has been producing lemons on the side that faces the house for a while now. I have tied the branches up in the front, and the lemons no longer grow on that side. The lemons will only grow on the side that gets the least amount of sunlight during the day. Why is this happening, and what can I do to make the lemons grow around the tree?

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Answered on November 10, 2023

If it started when you tied up the branches, I suggest untying those branches. If they are wieldy, you can prune them. Check the sunny side for pests or disease, which could be preventing fruiting. Lemons will fruit even in the shade, so you may have some dead or crossing branches in the sun that don't produce. Those can be pruned out.

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