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    My five year old tree was completely LOADED with blooms, then the pre- Easter front hit and blew all the blooms off. Then the giant aphids ate it half up almost overnight. I'll be lucky to get 2 lemons this year.
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    Ours still has fruit, so far.
    We had a terrible crop last year. The blooms stuck, but the fruit got knocked off with the windy May. Wound up with only a dozen or so lemons.


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    My potted lime tree has produced like a champ so I put a Meyer lemon in a big pot about 3 years ago . In sting it makes a bunch of blossoms that promptly go AWOL . Leaves turn yellow too . I'm using HASTAGRO ORGANIC liquid fertilizer . It's great stuff . I'm getting a number of new leaves , more than in the past . I hate aphids and mealy bugs .
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    I've got no luck with lemons at all. Going to have way more grapefruit than I can handle though if you guys want any. They ripen in late November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibtsoom View Post
    I've got no luck with lemons at all. Going to have way more grapefruit than I can handle though if you guys want any. They ripen in late November.


    I never had any luck with lemons either. Grapefruit was always giving every year then I had to cut it down. I miss not having a grapefruit tree.

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    I have 3 lemons on mine. Planted last year. Bugs went to town on the crown, and now I am starting to get some curling and yellowing on some of the leaves. Advice anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinAddiction View Post
    I have 3 lemons on mine. Planted last year. Bugs went to town on the crown, and now I am starting to get some curling and yellowing on some of the leaves. Advice anyone?
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    Much appreciated!
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    Last year I chopped my Meyers down after getting 3 gallons of Lemon Juice and freezing it. It had developed some huge thorns on several branches and that was it for me. It was extremely healthy and also my Satsuma are or were over 10 years old. Both healthy producers. The lemon stump keeps putting out growth but I keep taking it off.
    I always dump a qt of Epsom salts around the drip line and anywhere I dig or scrape weeds under each I hit rusty nails or rusty iron pieces. Bury whatever rusts that you don't want any more under any citrus here in our area. My grandma made me do it years ago on her citrus and Cape Jasmine trees in Alvin. She was also a big big believer using Epsom salts. Her tomatoes got some too but she sprinkled that on the blooms and also when she planted them.
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    My (2) 4 yr old trees did just like Kenny's , I have a few lemons starting but not many.

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