Lemon Tree Losing Lemons - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, NY
Question by JCipr74189
December 14, 1999
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 from NGA
December 14, 1999


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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