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« on: September 06, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
This summer I made several experiments to induce early flowering in finger lime.
It seems like water stress and a solution of 1000 ppm KNO3 applied in the morning induces flowering in about 10 days during hot summer days, for a very young tree.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 01:14:49 PM »
Getting a very young tree to flower is one thing, getting a very young tree to bear fruit is quite another.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 02:56:38 PM »
Yes indeed in case of young trees. Still my findings can be a applied to a mature tree to increase flowering period.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 03:09:37 PM »
Its long been known that water stress of a citrus tree can make the tree flower.  It is done all the time with lemons.  However, I doubt that an application of potassium nitrate has much to do with flowering.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 02:37:20 AM »
3 times application resulted in a bloom. The plants were also sparked with a mixture of hormones, but at different intervals. 

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 01:22:54 PM »
How was the KNO3 applied?

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 03:04:51 PM »
I still doubt that potassium nitrate had anything to do with rapid flowering.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 04:07:05 PM »
1000ppm kno3 purity 99.9%
It's just my findings. Anyone can give a try.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 04:45:48 PM by lebmung »

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 07:12:18 PM »
I have a finger lime tree 5 ft tall x 4 ft wide..first year in ground.  It has bloomed twice this past spring, but held no fruit. It has grown like crazy.  Is there a secret to getting them to hold fruit or am I just not waiting long enough?  Not trying to hijack here, but thought it may be relevant. I also read somewhere not to fertilize with nitrogen until fruit set, but epsom salt may help with fruit set. I'm trying to figure them out also.

TFN

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2018, 04:03:57 PM »
Did you pollinate the flowers? Mine just set fruit, after the experiment above like every single flower.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2018, 05:33:02 PM »
K might ensure a good flowering but I think initiation is from climate cues primarily.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 08:28:14 PM »
TFN  none, or few fruit on a first year tree in he ground is very very common. Like the old saying " Good things come to those who wait"

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 01:19:09 PM »
Lebmung you say '1000 ppm KNO3' and later '1% kno3'.
Sorry but 1000 ppm is 0.1% or 1% is 10000 ppm.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
Good luck, I had a 5 ft tree I grew from seed that was like a huge bush. It was in a 30 gal container. I bloomed all year lond & made tiny fruit that NEVER held on the tree. That's another one I gave to Stan.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2018, 04:50:57 PM »
Lebmung you say '1000 ppm KNO3' and later '1% kno3'.
Sorry but 1000 ppm is 0.1% or 1% is 10000 ppm.

The later was a written mistake.
The plants were sprayed at 1000 ppm which is 1 gram/ liter, following water stress for plants in pots.

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Re: finger lime
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2018, 06:54:31 PM »
Water stress of citrus will it self cause flowering.  Noting else is required.

 

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