Lemons - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Jssmax
May 13, 2010
I have a lemon tree and at the start of Spring it was blooming with many flowers. But now there's no flowers, nor lemons. Why is that?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2010
There are only a few reasons a lemon tree won't produce. Immaturity is one. It may be old enough to flower but not old enough to sustain good growth and also produce fruits. Lemon trees often develop more flowers than they can physically mature into fruit so flower drop is common. Another reason for no fruit can be lack of insect activity in the landscape. Bees and wasps transfer pollen. If the weather is cold or if you use lots of insecticides, the bees cannot transfer pollen. Finally, a cold snap or a sudden heat wave can affect the flowers and they will drop before fruit has a chance to develop. You've missed the opportunity for fruit this season but I think your lemon tree will bloom again and you'll get fruit next year.

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