Calamondin hasn't bloomed/set fruit in over 5 years?

Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZNovember 17, 2011

So we got this calamondin maybe 5-6years ago and while in its container it already had small fruits in it. Then I planted it on the ground and ever since that, it's never produced any fruit for me, not even flowers. But the tree is over 9-10 feet tall now and it doesn't show any kinds of problems for me besides the lack of flowers.

Oh actually, I remember last year I found ONE fruit on it. I was quite surprised but the fruit was deformed looking. Not sure what the problem is with it. I have it planted next to my orange tree and that one blooms and produces fruit every year.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The usual reasons for lack of flowering are cultural: not enough sunlight, planted too deeply, too much or too little water, excess nitrogen (in relationship with other essential nutrients), nutrient deficiency. Anything that might cause this plant stress of some kind could divert plant energy to fixing THAT problem rather than flowering, which also happens to take a lot of energy.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 4:54AM
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Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZ

definitely gets a lot of sunlight. Not sure about the watering. I think it's getting enough. I would see some kind of stress if it's getting too much or too little. It could be lack of fertilizing though

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 10:40AM
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madferret(UK 8b-9a)

If your not sure on the watering, then it's probably too much. :)

May just be a bad plant, get another and see how it goes. My Calamondim never stops flowering, and it's indoors... Compared to my other Citrus (not that I have many) they are the easiest to look after.

Regards
Nick

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 11:29AM
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northflagardener

Definitely try fertilizing with a good citrus fertilizer. I have several Calamondins and have found that fruit production decreases dramatically when the trees are not fertilized regularly.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 2:09PM
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