Key Lime Tree - why no fruit ?
I purchased a 4 ft Key Lime tree from a nursery in Homestead, Florida in March, 2009. It was full of small green limes and white flowers. They grew and I had fruit up the ying-yang the rest of the year. Moderate watering, moderate compost applied and moderate to sparce fertilizing ensued everry few months.
The tree is now almost 6 ft tall and looks healthy, but no fruit at all since the last limes dropped last December.
I expected more small fruits in the early part of this year, but none ever appeared. Lots of green leaves all over, some small blotches of yellow on a few leaves. But still no flowers this year, not a sign of any to this day.
What happened ? Could the cold spell we had here in early January, 2010, have affected the tree production ? Do these trees only fruit every other year ? Am perplexed.
Thanks for any feedback.