Why won't my Lime tree will not bare fruit? - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, Ca
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Question by gmuterspaw
July 12, 2010
Serval years ago I placed a drwarf lime tree in the ground, but it will not produce fruit. Plenty of green, sun, water, fertilzer etc. Blossoms will come out but not set. Please advise and thanks.

Answer from NGA
July 12, 2010
Excessive fruit drop can mean lack of pollination, or excessive soil moisture. Lime trees should be watered often enough to keep the soil from drying out, but not so often that the soil remains soggy. Try watering deeply, applying water slowly so it is absorbed by the soil. Next time your tree flowers, try visiting each open flower with a small paintbrush or cotton swab, in an effort to transfer pollen. This should ensure a fruit set. Best wishes with your lime tree!

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