Mexican Lime Tree

by Letty
(Brownsville, Texas)

I bought 4 lime trees. Two years later the trees are 5ft tall and have not produced fruit yet.

What is the problem?

Plant Guides Answer:

I have a Mexican lime in a pot and mine blooms and fruits irregularly.

I also grow calamondins, Meyer lemons and grapefruit. These all bloom and fruit heavily every year.

Only the Key lime is reluctant.

A professional citrus grower advised me that I don't feed my tree often enough. She said that if I put it on a feeding schedule (every 4-6 weeks) and use a bloom-boosting (higher phosphorus--the middle number) fertilizer, I would get flowers and fruit repeatedly throughout the growing season.

I'm sorry to say that I have not got around to trying this on my Mexican lime tree as yet so I cannot say for certain that it will work but this is the best advice I can offer you.

Good luck.

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