Lemon Trees

Why Flowers of Lemon Fall and Do Not Covert Into Fruit


amarjeet added on September 16, 2012 | Answered

I have one lemon tree in my backyard about 5 years old. There are lot of flowers during season but flowers fall and don't convert in to fruit.


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Nikki
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Answered on September 17, 2012

When you get blossoms but no fruit, or when blossoms drop, this is normally an indication of poor pollination. If there are not enough natural pollinators around or if it's grown indoors, the tree will have difficulty producing. This is why we sometimes have to intervene by hand pollinating. Just use a small paint brush and swirl it around the inside of the flower and repeat on all the flowers on the plant.

You can encourage additional pollinators to the area for outoor trees. Here is more information on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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