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Why so big?

Lemon    None Given

Why would a tree start producing fruit this big about nine years ago? Some can cover a grown man's face.


Posted by: Jennifer (1 point) Jennifer
Posted: November 26, 2016


alex ignatov commented,
Jennifer, do you apply any chemical treatments (fertilizers, pesticides) on your lemon trees?
almost 3 years ago.

Jennifer commented,
No, just the occasional and unavoidable animal urine, but that has been going on since the tree was planted. It produced normal sized fruit until the year my friend's husband died. She thinks it is a supernatural occurrence. What could do this? The white stuff between the skin and the actual fruit is most of this bulk. The fruit sections are quite large as well. And yes, it does taste like lemon, not grapefruit.
almost 3 years ago.

deactivated commented,
more rain then normal?
almost 3 years ago.

Jennifer commented,
We have been in a four year drought. Don't think so.
almost 3 years ago.

deactivated commented,
wheres is the location? could you provide pictures of the tree?
almost 3 years ago.



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Jennifer, it looks like your tree has too much nitrogen (animal urine?) and too little phosphorus. If application of rock phosphorus will not fix the problem, other reasons (virus, citrus greening disease, etc.) can be checked.


Posted by: alex ignatov (33 points) alex ignatov
Posted: November 29, 2016


Jennifer commented,
I will recommend the phosphorus to her. Thank you.
almost 3 years ago.



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