Did I kill my Meyer Lemon tree (time to start over)?

Discussion in 'Citrus' started by southsails, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. southsails

    southsails Member

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    My little plant had a rough life. I nursed it back to health after it dropped most of its leaves post-travel. It budded, dropped the buds, and then just started dying to the point where the main trunk was a dried out stick. However, though the main trunk was dead, a sucker (or what I think is a sucker) started growing about 2" from the base. Now all that is left is the "stump" that has been pruned/snapped away and this sucker.

    Is it worthwhile to keep the plant (is this really only a sucker that will never bear fruit)?
     

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    I would call that a branch rather than a sucker. I can't tell you if this will ever bear fruit though...
     
  3. southsails

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    Well, that is still somewhat better news. I guess I may have to wait a season and see. Thanks for the help.
     

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