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My lemon grows good and produces white buds and flowers, but still after 5 years still has not produced any fruit. what can I do.


  • i have seven young citrus plants(lemons) and have found this informaion so easy to follow and very infromative.
    thanyou monty.
  • homebirdhomebird Posts: 110
    I wasn't sure when to prune my Calamondin. I was afraid of doing it harm as it's flowering and fruiting well but getting leggy. This is easy to follow.
  • I`m new to citrus growing so this was very helpful, particularly the watering info. I bought my first citrus (lemon) last autumn and it is still alive and is now flowering. Won a Buddha`s Hand a couple of months ago - I was frightened of overwatering it so didn`t give it much and the poor thing ended up with quite a few crispy dry leaves. Just bought a little orange last week which is still waiting to be potted on.
  • Dragon 87Dragon 87 Posts: 18

    Hi .. I planted an orange pip about 15 yrs ago ....Still growing & loves the sun ..

    Last summer had first flowers ... After Bees covered it ... now have small fruits forming !

    The fruit if anything may not come to much as the original stock was unknown

    My point is that i've found them very forgiving  ..,  much light & keep scale insect @' bay with mild soap & a toothbrush ( cover the soil in pot from the cleaning solution ! )  I under water if anything!   

    Just seen Monts' video ... Sage advice as always

  • cody smithcody smith Posts: 81
    I have a young citrus(orange)and it hasant done as well. it is only about 3 years old.It is in a bigish pot and it only has 2 main stems.I would like to know if I could put it in my greenhouse witch is unheated.
  • Peace22Peace22 Posts: 4

    I have 2 lemon trees in smallish pots and they are covered in lemons. The flavour is out of this world and have used them all through the winter and now. Have just rescued an orange tree from  my local garden centre. Going to repot all of them in a pot next size up which is what Monty suggests. They are currently in my large Orangery/ conservatory and doing well even though we do not heat the conservatory 24/7. Wondering if I should leave them in their old pots until next year and just put some fresh compost on the top as Monty has shown. Thanks Monty, I have been following you since your This Morning days with Richard and Judy!!!

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