non-bearing lemon and lime tree - Knowledgebase Question

las vegas, Ne
Question by gretchenbran
March 4, 2010
Why won't the lemon and lime tree (one of each) bear fruit? When put in the ground, they both had fruit. I live in Las Vegas, NV.


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Answer from NGA
March 4, 2010

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You didn't mention whether or not your trees are flowering. Non-flowering might indicate a need for more sunshine. In general, citrus trees grow best in frost-free areas of the garden, in full sunshine, in well-draining soils. They like moist but not soggy soil and regular feeding for best fruit production. There are specially formulated citrus tree fertilizers - apply in amounts and with the frequency as recommended on the fertilizer label and your trees should perk up. Most lemon trees are capable of flowering and setting fruit by the third year after they've been planted. It takes this amount of time for them to establish in their new homes. Hope this answers all your questions!

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