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Lemon Tree

Sometime ago, I wrote about my sad lemon tree that had blossoms and no leaves.  Well now it has one green stem with 2 leaves and a small lemon, yes a lemon!

If you remember this is the tree that I consulted a citrus grower, looked on the IPM web site, and contacted Lance Walhem, who wrote a book on citrus, and they were stumped as to what was going on with it and so they could not give me any information on what I could do.

So I decided to let it be and only water it, when I watered my other citrus.  I did not even give it any fertilizer as I was sure it would not survive, and it is still a very sad looking tree.  I am not sure it is going to survive, but maybe the tree has made the decision to try and survive.

I will be surprised if the lemon it has stays and continues to grow to maturity, but for now it has a lemon.

The lemon on the sad tree. (photo by Betty Victor)
The lemon on the sad tree. (photo by Betty Victor)

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Tags: citrus (27), lemon tree (2), sad (1), stumped (1)


Now I don't feel so bad about the "sad tree" in my garden. Thanks, Betty, especially for the photo that says it all.

Posted by Launa Herrmann on July 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Probably ought to cull the lemon so it can concentrate on regenerating leaves. Just a thought...

Posted by Ken on July 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM

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