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Campbelltown
StadiumXIII
Dec 31, 2017 1:47 AM CST
Greetings. I'm new and want to know how I can get lemon to fruit with a step by step guide. We planted it in 2009.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Dec 31, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Are you sure your plant is a lemon? It reminds me of Trifoliate Orange.
Porkpal
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Dec 31, 2017 10:06 AM CST
I've never saw a citrus that loses it leaves. Maybe your climate isn't suited for citrus.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 31, 2017 10:37 AM CST
See that little dead stick in the middle? I suspect that is your lemon - you are growing the rootstock and it does look like Trifoliate orange.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Dec 31, 2017 12:04 PM CST
PA or Australia?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 31, 2017 2:11 PM CST
Trifoliate Oranges do go dormant in the winter (so Texas?). Looking really close, I think I can see regular citrus leaves down at the base of the tree. It could be that you have allowed the rootstock (the Trifoliate Orange) a little too much leeway and its outcompeting the lemon.

If you could take a closer photo of just the base of your tree, maybe we can solve the mystery.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Dec 31, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Yes, our Trifoliate Oranges are currently leafless.
Porkpal
Campbelltown
StadiumXIII
Jan 1, 2018 3:49 AM CST
Shadegardener said:PA or Australia?

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Shadegardener
Jan 1, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Stadium - it's currently summer for you? Is that photo of your tree current?
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
Campbelltown
StadiumXIII
Jan 1, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Shadegardener said:Stadium - it's currently summer for you? Is that photo of your tree current?


Yea
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Jan 1, 2018 3:55 PM CST
And still no leaves? Curious...
Porkpal
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 1, 2018 4:07 PM CST
Can you take a closer-up of the base of your tree? I think the lemon is still hiding out there.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 1, 2018 5:04 PM CST
I agree. Those lower leaves are definitely not Trifoliate Orange.
Porkpal
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jan 1, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Stadium - do you use any chemicals or fertilizers on the surrounding lawn? It gets adequate moisture?
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

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