Why won't my Meyer bloom???

amyta(z8 mid GA)December 4, 2012

I have a Meyer in a pot that's about 8 yr. old. It bloomed a couple of times but for the last few years it's had blooms but few lemons. It looks really healthy but hasn't bloomed this year. It's inside now near a window. I fertilized with Peter's all summer when it was outside and twice since it's been inside. Frankly, it's not worth the trouble if it's not going to produce. Please give me suggestions.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

So it has bloomed just not this year. Meyers are pretty good at blooming a few times per year but the amount of blooms isnt always a lot. Any chance it did bloom and you missed it?

If you could post a few photos that would help assess the overall health of the tree.

also
which Peters, how much and how often.

John is the meyer expert, he might have some better advice.

Mike

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 9:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
meyermike_1micha(5)

Hello MIke:-)

Amy, what are the numbers on your fertilizer and how much do you use, how often?

Sometimes too much Nitrogen can cause a plant to focus its leaves instead of flowers.

Yes, John might be by since he grows thousands of Meyer trees and has no problem with fruit crop.

Mike

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 9:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
johnmerr(11)

I find it hard or nearly impossible to over-fertilize a Meyer; but of course that doesn't apply to container plants. You should be fertilizing your Meyer with a fertilizer in the 3-1-2 ratio for best results; and the mix should include Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and maybe Copper. I use a fertilizer specially blended for me at 18-6-12 and the above minerals; each mature producing tree gets 3 pounds of that mix per year... trees producing 400 lemons per year. I also give them a shot of chelated mineral mix once per year, sort of an insurance policy as I don't know for sure they need it. One thing I do know is if you give a Meyer an overdose of Nitrogen, it will dump the flowers in favor of growing pretty green leaves.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 11:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Why is my orange growing so wrinkly
The new growth on my orange tree is all light green...
csanadkocsis
Citrus maxima flower buds?
When should I start fertilizing pomelos?
coconutman
New Oro Blanco
We hit 99 degrees today and my newly planted Oro blanco...
evdesert 9B Indio, CA
Polyembryonic seeds
Hi to all I'm germinating some kumquat seeds and some...
swfx
BUGS 17 :-)
HI all 16 had over 300 post so started this one. Trace...
tcamp30144(7B N.ATLANTA)
Sponsored Products
Summer Garden Outdoor Art
Grandin Road
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Kaleen Rugs Calais Hawaiian Bloom Linen 2 ft. x
$88.97 | Home Depot
Marin Vase in Tangerine
$19.99 | Dot & Bo
LNR Home Adana Black/ Cream Oriental Rug (6'2 Round)
Overstock.com
Shrimp Bromeliad Floral Arrangement
$399.00 | FRONTGATE
Impressions Grey Printed Cotton Cushion Cover, Set of Two
$36.95 | Bellacor
Birds & Branches Garden Stone Set
$24.99 | zulily
Schott Zwiesel Tritan Audience Tall Decanter - 0019.116495
$75.00 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™