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LBurford

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Meyer lemons falling off
« on: June 11, 2020, 09:58:26 PM »
Several of my Meyer lemons and Brown's Satsuma's are turning yellow and falling off the trees. These are potted trees. Why is this happening?


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Re: Meyer lemons falling off
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 08:04:17 AM »
Meyers are famous for shedding any fruit that they can not support. If the trees are getti g adequate water and nutrients they will still shed a few fruit. In container trees be cautious of this & be sure to keep water & nutrients at the correct level. Unless Meyers were shedding all or most of the fruit it would not be a worry.  Also remember tbat all fruits, much as the rest of nature, are not perfect  and will at times be aborted.

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Re: Meyer lemons falling off
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 09:28:08 AM »
I agree, very normal

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Re: Meyer lemons falling off
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 11:18:42 AM »
A citrus tree sets many more blooms and then fruit then the tree can take care of.  These small fruitlets compete with one another for the nutrients that are available.  The stronger fruit survive and the weak are cast off by the tree.  The battle between the weak and strong is found throughout all of nature, both plant and animal, and not just in citrus.

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Re: Meyer lemons falling off
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 12:08:38 PM »
Thanks guys! That makes perfect sense.

 

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