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Too many buds on Finger Lime

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My finger time seems to have 100s of little buds, some of them have already flowered and started growing fruit. I am just wondering for its size (approx. 30 cm) should I trim back some of the buds so that it can focus on fruit production or just leave it to grow?
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Pademelon1 says...
Hi,

While careful removal flower buds won't go amiss, usually citrus (including the finger lime) regulate their fruit production with regards to water and/or nutrients, so it should drop a fair proportion of the flowers and fruit naturally.

You can prematurely remove them if you want to give the plant that extra bit of energy for quicker, larger fruit and/or growth, but it shouldn't be detrimental to leave them on. (But if you do leave them on, just monitor it occasionally).

Cheers!
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Original Post was last edited: 6th August 2018 4:10pm
Fingerlime1 says...
Thanks so much for the help!
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