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Dwarf Potted Key Lime

Posted by plantgnome 6b/7 (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 12 at 8:00

Any idea when can I expect this to set fruit.

I received this in October 2011 and it was considerably smaller than it is now, it is now 14 inches tall. I feed with Dr. Earth Citrus Tree fertilizer every 2 weeks and water when top inch or two are dry. I have no idea how old it was when I got it as Guerneys description did not say. It gets 4-5 hours of sun per day (when the sun is out of course). I am a newbie when it comes to fruit trees.

Here is a link that might be useful: Key Lime/DSCF0432.jpg

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RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Tue, May 22, 12 at 10:08

I replied to your other topic which would apply to this one as well.

something else I meant to add to the other post was I wonder if these trees from Gurney's are rooted cuttings.

RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

I don't know-wouldn't be surprised if they were. probably never get any fruit :(

RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

It being a rooted cutting isn't a problem at all.

It could probably use more sun (4-5 hours isn't really enough), and its probably going to need to get a bit bigger before you see fruit.

RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

Guerneys told me it was 2 years old when shipped in oct 2011 so maybe next year it will fruit.As well as the dwarf meyers lemon.

RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

John is right! You can get fruit on cuttings with ease. I make cuttings all the time and will get fruit even on a 4 inch high cutting.
In fact, in some cases, I much more prefer cuttings for potted citrus.

It will fruit in less time than that if you give it what John suggests.


RE: Dwarf Potted Key Lime

The cuttings though will eventually take on full form and not be dwarf though correct? So they will have to end up in the ground at some point?

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