Inside lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Bonney Lake, WA
Question by commbay
December 4, 2005
I have my Meyer Lemon tree inside and ita has alot of flowers on it. Do these flowers need to be pollinated to produce lemons? If so how do I pollinate these?

Answer from NGA
December 4, 2005


Your Meyer lemon is self-pollinating. When the pollen is ripe, it drops down onto the stigma. You can hedge your bet by gently shaking the tree after the flowers open fully, or by playing bee and gently dusting the inside of each flower with a small, soft brush. Some years citrus trees produce lots of fruit and other years they don't so don't be concerned if not all the flowers produce fruit. Enjoy your lemons!

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