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Lemon tree flowering like crazy, is this bad?

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Jomcguinness starts with ...
Hi, my lemon tree has leaf miner. So i pruned it back heaps and put lots of chicken poo in the soil. Now its flowering likt crazy from the branches! Is this bad? What should i do??
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29th July 2016 11:32pm
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Slicko says...
Mine is in full bloom also and I am looking forward to a good crop. You seem to be doing the right thing. It has been a warm winter and the plants seem ready to go.
A white oil spray on the emerging leaf every week should control the leaf miner.

Mick
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30th July 2016 9:17pm
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Skybow says...
This is the first year mine is in too, and is flowering like crazy. I actually pulled about half of the flowers off so that the tree can put more energy and nutrients into developing decent fruit (fingers crossed).

Skye
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12th October 2016 9:48pm
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Manfred says...
Grafted citruses can produce in their first year, but it is advisable not to allow it. Pull all the flowers off so that the tree can develop a good shape or the fruit will pull down the bearing branches and you will end up with a multi-stemmed bush rather than a tree. Branches grow upright along the fruiting branches which have been dragged down.

It is tempting to let them fruit, and if you have enough room you might let some fruit and shape others for the long-term, but if you only have room for one of each, the wait is worthwhile.

I was one of those who allowed my citruses to fruit early, but now I am an implacable fruit-remover. I have succeeded in rehabilitating some mandarine trees by savage pruning but my lemonade will never be any good.
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13th October 2016 10:16am
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Markmelb says...
dont remove any flowers as plant will drop on its own what it refuses to hold anyway - if it hold 1 or 2 or more for its size you get a taste - but that taste will get better year by year if fed small amounts monthly - go look at some gardening australia shows from a few months ago. that fella grows commercially in big pots and prunes like citrus are roses - well almost
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