Lemon Tree pollination

Fred8848FredApril 12, 2012

Hey, I have a lemon tree here in Florida, and I'm wondering whether I need another variety for pollination (as do my apple trees in WI)or whether these citrus trees are self-pollinating?

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Nope. Lemon trees as are most citrus, are self-fruitful. In fact, cross pollination between certain citrus can cause seedy citrus. Not that this is a bad thing, just that you don't need cross-pollinators for any citrus tree :-) There's a nice citrus forum on the Garden Web if you have more citrus-related questions, btw.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:52PM
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Thanks much for the info.... guess I don't have to worry about getting another tree!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 6:03AM
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If your lemon tree is container grown and in a greenhouse or other protected area(not likely in Florida)it is suggested the tree is shaken occasionally, when in bloom to help the self pollination along. Al

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 9:01AM
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