All Things Gardening forum: Lemon trees have hundreds of blooms

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Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
just retired to 1/2 acre in Topanga
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cgrooms
Mar 14, 2016 11:16 PM CST
Will they self thin? there are many hundreds of young lemons. i have just moved to a house with fruit trees of many varieties. it is interesting but i have soo much to learn. the big ones are from a couple of months ago when we got the first significant rain of the season. only these three on the whole tree.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2016 5:52 AM CST
This is my third year with my Improved Meyer Lemon. I, too have tons of lemons this spring. I did last year as well. In the end, i got 2 lemons. So it seems that my little tree knows what it can and can't handle. However a landscaper told me recently that citrus trees go through cycles of 3 years.While it will produce lemons during years 1 &2, 4 & 5, etc.. It's the third, sixth etc , year when they do their best. If that is true, we're in fur a bumoer crop!
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Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Mar 15, 2016 5:57 AM CST
We currently have over a dozen various citrus trees, including lemons, and all of them do fine at thinning themselves out. Our crops will vary from year to year. One tangelo, which was always a heavy bearer, only had one fruit last year and is loaded this year. Just enjoy the the sight and fragrance of the blossoms for now!
Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
just retired to 1/2 acre in Topanga
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cgrooms
Mar 15, 2016 6:04 AM CST
I am enjoying the fragrance and watching the bees doing their thing. Smiling
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Mar 15, 2016 4:36 PM CST
I agree - we have a range of citrus trees and they are really good at developing the right number of fruits without any intervention from us! What I would suggest is that you check your soil and add whatever nutrients your trees need. We had a bad chlorosis problem a couple of years ago, but sorted it by adding iron chelate. It's so worth the effort - it's truly wonderful to pick a lemon from your own trees for your g + t ! Big Grin

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