All Things Gardening forum: Lemon and Lime tree.

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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
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jnicholes
Oct 28, 2017 10:56 AM CST
Hello everyone,

I wanted to show you all my Lemon and Lime tree. I will start with the lemon. First you need to know we had a major infestation of flies in our house. Before we did a bug bomb, my lemon tree bloomed all over the place with so many flowers. I actually couldn't pollinate them all because there was so many! I then discovered the flower petals dropping, and a month later I discovered the fly infestation actually pollinated my tree. All the flowers pollinated and I have at least 15 lemons growing now. Maybe more. Now the tree is starting to make more flower buds, I think the tree thinks it can handle more. I honestly don't know what to do about this. Should I take off the flower buds? Should I leave them?

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One of MANY clusters of lemons

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More flower buds.

About my lime now, I have the first cluster of lime flower buds now. The tree itself is big. I was wondering, does anyone know how to prune a lime? Is there an article that can teach me?

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My Lime

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Flower buds.

Thats all! I just wanted to share that!

Jared
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Oct 28, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Jared - sometimes Meyer lemons will self-prune a little by dropping some of the tiny fruits right after it's done blooming. A lot of lemons will weigh down the branches and, considering those fruits might be on the tree for up to nine months, the branches may develop a constant downward growth habit.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Oct 29, 2017 6:26 AM CST
Wow 😮 Thats a small pot, the lemon is in. Small tree to be blooming too. Your doing something right. 👍
I dought many, if any will stay on. Of course with your luck ?😕??? They probably will. 😁
Meyer's are suspose to produce year round. Fruit will weigh branches down, but that will open center of tree for new growth. They naturally grow close to ground, forming a half round ball. As tree gets bigger it can be raised as desired.
Pruning either one : You want to get rid of any branches that cross each other, branches that touch each other, invites problems, you want canopy to be open and airy.
After abovementioned. Prune to desired shape.
Pretty EZ ! Huh !!! 😎😎😎
Good Day ! I tip my hat to you.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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