lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

jacksonville, Fl
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Question by pmazoch
September 14, 2010
my tree is still small and i have had it a couple of years. the cold got it one year and it died down to the main trunk. will it ever produce any fruit


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Answer from NGA
September 14, 2010
If frost got the branches but the trunk is still alive, the trunk should produce new branches. When those branches are a couple of years old, they should produce flowers and fruits. If you see no flowers, you will not get fruit. You can either wait a few years for the branches to develop and mature enough to flower, or you can simply replace the tree with a healthy new specimen. I think I'd vote for replacing the tree. While it may someday produce fruit, the setback from the hard freeze can add a few extra years to your waiting for fruit.

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