No fruit on Lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

pineville, Lo
Question by fantastictre
July 2, 2009
My neighbor has a tree that is over 24 feet tall., It looks, feels and smells exactly like my lemon tree. It has never produced any fruit why?

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2009


It probably is a citrus tree of sorts, either grown from seed (these do not usually produce fruits) or it is a citrus rootstock that was allowed to grow. Some citrus trees are grafted onto rootstocks which are quite vigorous. If your neighbor planted a citrus tree and then allowed the rootstock to overtake the fruiting, grafted part of the tree, the result will be a citrus of sorts, but not a productive one.

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