Hi friends, sorry to bother you I´m new in this forum. I'm getting trouble with a lemon tree, i bought it 4 months ago, It came hit fruit and all that, so I plant it. I rinse it every 3 days, weather in my location is from 41 to 89 max. I´m using forest soil and I fertilized it with a compound of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. The problem I got is as follows:
1. The fruits that it had when I bought it remains the same, no growth, no yellow color, no change at all, only one of them is dead, but the rest remains the same (Image 1, and 2)
2. It flourished like two months ago, I was thrilled when it gave this very small lemons, but they fell, they didn't stick to the tree, just died (images 3 to 6)
So I really don´t know what to do to make it growth, it's been my dream to have a real lemon tree, in my country (Mexico) we have a very different lemon, it is a small lime very acid, terrible flavor, the only way I can get real lemons is from Costco...
BTW, I have two different citrus trees in the same backyard growing with no problem, one is this acid lime, and the other is like a sweet lime, they gave many fruits, very nice...
First, it looks like your soil is really saturated. Lemons don't like wet feet -- most citrus does not like to stand in muddy soil. Consider backing off your water and only give it a drink every couple of days.
Second, thats a really small tree. I don't think you've got "problems", as much as a baby tree that isn't ready to produce. It is probably telling you, "I'm not ready to carry a crop of lemons for a few years -- just let me get big enough first." If you'll let it double or triple in size, it'll be able to carry a few lemons. Most fruit trees will drop excess fruit when they've been over pollinated, so I wouldn't get too worried about that this year.
Third, you might be over loving it. As I said (point 1), it looks pretty wet. But beyond that, lemons don't need a lot of other amendments and such. If you want to give it some nitrogen, pee around it (not near the trunk, but outward toward the drip line). And because it's still so young, I wouldn't pee more than once a week near it. In a couple of years, you'll be able to pee daily near the tree, but right now, it's a baby -- too much to soon will be overkill.
Give it a couple of years.
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Hello friend, sorry for the late reply, I will follow your advice, see if it helps, I'm obsessed with those yellow lemons.. the only way I can get them is at Costco at a very high price...
Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it, have a great day!!