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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?


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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.


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RE: Lemon Tree pollination

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


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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


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