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By Tonmar

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have an orange and a lemon tree,both grown from pips. Both have flowers,the lemon keeps producing small lemons,but they soon drop off. Any advice on how to keep them? The lemon was planfed in 1993 and the orange in



Where are you growing them, Tonmar? Inside, in pots? Heated or unheated? Welcome to GoY, by the way!
I'm not sure about orange trees, but lemon trees need to be kept above freezing, but below 30°c, have lots of light and preferably a slightly dampish environment.

20 Jan, 2012


Both overwatering and underwatering can cause flower and fruit drop. I would let the top cm of the potting compost dry out between soakings. A strong feeding could also cause that, so I would avoid feeding--or give very light feeding--from bloom until the fruit is the size of a marble.

20 Jan, 2012

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