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    Default Help! My lemons keep falling off!

    Can anyone help? A friedn gave me a magnificent lemon tree about 2 foot high. It blooms freely but all the fruit turns black and drops off when its wee. What can I do to prevent this? Its on my kitchen window sill.....

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    Erm - move to Spain?


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    Could it be that the blossom aren't being pollinated ? I move the memsahibs lemon tree outdoors as often as I can so it gets a good soaking from the rain and a good blow from the wind. Two yellers, three greens and about ten blossoms.

    Is it in the correct compost and are you feeding it citrus plant food?

    Cheers, Tony.

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    Its normal for lots of fruit to fall, 99.9% will fall , try pollinating the flowers i do this sometimes and more fruit stays its not normally necessary to pollinate by hand

    Outside during the summer is good as in higher humidity less fruit falls , dont put lemon trees outside until the middle/end june though

    Try misting the plant with water a few times a day ( leave water in open container overnight before using to remove chlorine )

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    I will try all suggestions so far. I'm having problems posting (apparently my messages are less than 10 characters).
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    Jess

    Quote Originally Posted by starloc View Post
    Its normal for lots of fruit to fall, 99.9% will fall , try pollinating the flowers i do this sometimes and more fruit stays its not normally necessary to pollinate by hand

    Outside during the summer is good as in higher humidity less fruit falls , dont put lemon trees outside until the middle/end june though

    Try misting the plant with water a few times a day ( leave water in open container overnight before using to remove chlorine )
    Last edited by jessmorris; 02-05-2012 at 09:47 PM.

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    Hi Tony, thanks for your message. I'll try it oitside when it warms up a bit.
    JM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kleftiwallah View Post
    Could it be that the blossom aren't being pollinated ? I move the memsahibs lemon tree outdoors as often as I can so it gets a good soaking from the rain and a good blow from the wind. Two yellers, three greens and about ten blossoms.

    Is it in the correct compost and are you feeding it citrus plant food?

    Cheers, Tony.

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