Lemons With Very Little Juice In Them - Knowledgebase Question

Hillsborough, CA
Avatar for asadakian
Question by asadakian
May 30, 2003
I have a lemon tree,which gives a lot of lemons.The problem is that they are almost dry, very little juice in them.

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2003
It's always disappointing when fruit isn't quite up to par. Some lemons are just naturally more juicy than others and there really isn't anything you can do to improve the dry ones. On the other hand, if the lemons were juicy in past years but dry this year, inadequate soil moisture might be to blame. Ample water is especially important during fruit development, so make an extra effort to keep the soil moist (but not soggy wet). Water deeply twice each week, and place an organic mulch such as compost over the soil to help slow moisture evaporation. If you've been watering regularly during fruit development, your lemons may be showing symptoms of insect damage. The citrus bud mite can cause dry, misshapen fruit. If you suspect an insect pest, contact your local Cooperative Extension office for control recommendations. (Phone 805-934-6240 for the office nearest you. ) Best wishes with your lemon tree!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Lilac 'Declaration'"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.