Lemons Drop Off - Knowledgebase Question

Temple City, CA
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?


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Answer from NGA
May 26, 2001

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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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