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

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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