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flowers? For mainly john

Posted by Suzy11 none (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 15, 12 at 13:56

I think that I am being scientific. I have a question about my first cluster of lemons .I began to pick off lemons today and started to think. My nursery sent instructions with my tree teaching me how to polinate if no bees are handy. The bees were very busy as you saw.2 flowers didn't get polinated. I did one because I wanted to learn & didn't do the other because I thought that I had enough flowers. When the flowers polinate the peddles fell off. Ok heres my ?. Do you get lemons where the peddles were, or only the middle part?

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RE: flowers? For mainly john

First, lemons don't need bees, or any help from you to make lemons; the lemon flower is a perfect flower, meaning it has all the parts necessary to make fruit. The petals fall off, whether or not they get pollinated; BB size fruit then appear. If the tree is quite young, often most or all the flowers will fall without making any fruit; it is because the flowers produced by young trees are often not mature. In the case of Meyers the earliest flowers often lack the signature purple base and are solid white; rarely will those produce fruit. Take care of your tree, have a little patience; and it will make fruit soon enough.

RE: flowers? For mainly john

Thanks again You were a hug help. :-)

RE: flowers? For mainly john

Always happy to help. I am a frequent visitor to this site; because I learn so much more than I am able to contribute.

FYI Guatemala will very soon be the largest producer of Meyer lemons in the world; we have 16,000 trees now with a 5 year plan of 50,000 trees producing 15 million fruits per year.

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