Why did my Meyer Lemon lose all its fruit?
Can anyone give me some ideas about what went wrong? I have a small Meyer grown from seed that produced lots of delicious fruit for the first time last year, nearly a dozen big juicy lemons. It's about six years old, three feet tall and in a large pot in partial sun, same as last year. This year I gave it some foliar feed as well as the same slow-release fertilizer as last year and it bloomed beautifully and was covered in fruit. It even repeat-bloomed for me.
It looks great, but a couple of weeks ago all the fruit went yellow and fell off, even those that were marble-sized. Anyone know what may have happened? We did not have any freak cold snaps; if anything the weather is more hot and humid than our typical spring, with less rain but I water as before. Any ideas?