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Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:24:56 PM »
  I have 2 Meyers lemons that I started from cuttings.  Last year I removed all the small lemons from them.  This year they have many small lemons.  They are nice sized trees for their age.  How many lemons should I allow to grow on them or should I remove them all ?

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 08:59:24 PM »
If your Meyer lemons trees are nice size, I would do no thinning  Your tree will retain only the amount of fruit that the tree is capable of bring to maturity.   If you do decide to thin the crop, I would wait until after the early drop period is over.  For a Meyer lemon tree the natural progression is: flowering, original fruit set, early fruit drop, a little June drop,  then fruit sizing and maturity period.  There is no rush to do any thinning if you later on decide to remove some fruit.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 10:24:02 PM »
Thanks for the information.  I have removed a lot of them, but will leave the rest alone for now.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 03:10:05 AM »
I'm looking for this information, it's the information I'm looking for.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 08:24:43 AM »
I have a small meyer lemon tree....i let 5 fruits form in the first year and they are all full size now and beginning to ripen..........next year when the tree is bigger i will let a few more than that form..........i dont wait for the tree to drop stuff..........i thin the flowers out all around the tree and create individual fruit ....unbunched.......away from each other.....no neighbours..........works for me........let the tree develop a canopy to support the fruit....each season allow a few more to grow.....you want quality....not quantity and lemons are particularly over greedy flower setters. ...smell nice mind.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 08:26:57 AM by laidbackdood »

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 11:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the info dood.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 02:39:08 AM »
no probs......i will post a pic.......i have a small tree but the 5 lemons look really good on it.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 03:54:12 AM »
3 on the front....1 on the back..1 on side.....dwarf meyer....I like terracotta ,even in our hot climate.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 01:59:03 PM »
   It looks good and healthy.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 04:07:14 PM »
Kaidback, in a hot climate terracotta is a good choice as water passes through the container keeping the medium cool on hot days.  Plus it is a good looking container.

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Re: Leaving fruit on young lemon tree
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 01:25:24 AM »
You guys probably going to yell at me for this
I have this one for over two years
Always give me few fruits each year
I donít know how it has been able to support it self
The fruits look too nice to pick it





 

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