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by cherry blossom on May 15, 2006 01:35 PM
My meyer lemon tree was full of baby lemons but recently they all turned yellow and fell off. Can anyone tell me what to do? Last year I had plently for lemonade.

Thank you!
by Deborah L. on May 15, 2006 01:51 PM
Too much watering maybe? Not enough sun?
My Meyer usually has several teeny yellow ones which I pull off.

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by cherry blossom on May 16, 2006 12:26 PM
Thank you, Deborah! I think I will get a water meter from the store to keep up watering. I was so disappointed when all but 1 of my lemons fell off. No fresh lemonade now.
by Longy on May 16, 2006 07:09 PM
Inconsistent watering is the most likely cause of fruit drop on citrus. It can be overcome by maintaining a good thick mulch under the canopy out to the dripline as this retains moisture and prevents soil temp' fluctuations.
A soil high in organic matter will also retain moisture well.
Try and water deeply and regularly as opposed to a short, shallow watering at irregular intervals.

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