Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Lemon Tree pollination

Posted by Fred8848Fred none (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 12, 12 at 16:59

Hey, I have a lemon tree here in Florida, and I'm wondering whether I need another variety for pollination (as do my apple trees in WI)or whether these citrus trees are self-pollinating?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Lemon Tree pollination

Nope. Lemon trees as are most citrus, are self-fruitful. In fact, cross pollination between certain citrus can cause seedy citrus. Not that this is a bad thing, just that you don't need cross-pollinators for any citrus tree :-) There's a nice citrus forum on the Garden Web if you have more citrus-related questions, btw.

Patty S.

RE: Lemon Tree pollination

Thanks much for the info.... guess I don't have to worry about getting another tree!

RE: Lemon Tree pollination

If your lemon tree is container grown and in a greenhouse or other protected area(not likely in Florida)it is suggested the tree is shaken occasionally, when in bloom to help the self pollination along. Al

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here