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will my lemon tree flower & fruit without a mate?


By Wen

United Kingdom Gb

This is a cross between lemon and lime trees - Limonella. Lives in the proch very happily since last Christmas when it arrived bearing fruit.



Don't know this particular citrus, but if it's a proper grafted variety it seems highly likely it will flower and fruit again if looked after. Citrus generally don't need another pollinator.
As you probably know citrus can be very temperamental. We bought a kumquat covered in fruit about seven years ago. Despite looking after it carefully it has only produced fruit once since, and there are no flowers yet this year.
I think you need to look after them very carefully and feed them with a special citrus feed. Also only water with rain water as they hate hard water.

5 Jul, 2009

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