Lime / Lemon assistance please
My wife and I are not new to horticultral activaties we have approximately 150-200 plants rangeing from roses to orchids, bromeliads, ferns, Bird-of-Paradise, Ficus, Trumpets, Phillydendrums etc. mostly in containers and too numerous to list. My wife acquired so many plants that in 1994 I enclosed our patio 16' X 33' and covered the top with clear Lexan. Every year around the middle of November we bring in all plants and I cover the sides with Visquene plastic so they can winter with heat because we have some serious freezing weather during the Winter, and each spring they go back to the back yard and flourish for the spring, summer and fall. All of this is just to add some history of our experience.
NOW, to my real question. About five years ago we purchased a supposed Lime tree and it has grown beautifully, but about the second season we had it, it bloomed beautufully but only grew three fruit. However the fruit continued growing until it was 3-1/2" in diameter and woundup being more a Lemon than Lime at maturity, and has done this each year. But that alright because we just love the tree, but we wonder what it really is. I've tried to attached a picture for your observation and possible identity, but can-not find the resources to do so.
ALSO here is the next problem, three years ago we purchased another Lime tree that was tagged as "Lime", but not the variaty. Last year it bloomed beautifully full and then ALL of the small Limes fell off. We were disappointed but figurerd it was just a part of becoming mature.
WELLL, this year it did the same thing and is doing it now as I post this.
Can one of you experts PLEASE explain or diagnose this problem and offer some assistance, I would greately appreciate it.
Sincerely, and Happy Gardening to you all.
AMAN in Louisiana