Lemons Drop Off - Knowledgebase Question

Temple City, CA
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Question by patslm
May 26, 2001
We have been getting tiny lemons on our lemon tree that die and drop off before they mature. They only get about 1/2 " in diameter. What should we do?

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2001
It is not unusual at all for citrus to drop fruit. This is usually due to a young plant that is just not ready to set and mature a full crop load, but can be aggravated by drought, soggy soil, poor pollination and other stresses.

Keep the soil moist and fertilize with a light application of a balanced fertilizer (especially for citrus) every month or two during the growing season.

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