The Q&A Archives: Lemon Tree Losing Lemons

Question: why is my lemon tree house plant losing lemons? Not all are dropping off but some. It bloomed at Thanksgiving time and I pollinated with a cotton swab and now I have little lemons. However, if I should just touch the pot of the tree a lemon will fall off. Any help would be appreciated. I really want to make lemon ade.

Answer: Based on your description I suspect the tree is "self pruning" in order to reduce the number of lemons to a level it can support through maturity. Enjoy that lemonade!

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