Meyer Lemon Losing Baby Lemons!!

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  1. greyeyedgirl

    greyeyedgirl Member

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    I have a beautiful young meyer lemon tree in my backyard. I have left her potted, with ample room. She put out lots of new growth this spring and was covered in buds. Many have bloomed, and there are many more coming! The air smells like heaven.

    I started noticing a few weeks ago that all of the teeny baby lemons that she had set were starting to fall off! I look back every few days and MORE have dropped off. The leaves still look great - the tree itself looks happy and healthy. She keeps throwing more buds and seems to be truly happy where she sits. She gets great sunlight - but not too much to burn her. She was fertilized in the early spring. Getting close to three months ago now.

    HELP! I don't want her to loose them all! What does she need? What have I done wrong?
     
  2. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    I would continue feeding it.... ask Millet too!

    Mine dropped almost every bloom or fruit and only a handful remained... also in a pot...
     
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Rising Contributor 10 Years of Activity

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    It is normal for only 1-2% of the fruit set to reach maturity.
     

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