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#359999 Sep 6th, 2012 at 07:13 AM
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We started growing a Key Lime tree this season. It seems to be healthy grin There are thorns forming on it now. Is this normal? What are they for?
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DeniseM #360001 Sep 6th, 2012 at 07:42 AM
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Hello, DeniseM. How did you start your tree? seed? Cutting? From a nursery?
A lot of citrus have thorns. My meyers lemon does not but my kumquat does. Most grapefruit do have thorns as well. I have never grown a key lime but it may be one of the thorny ones.
If you purchased a grafted tree from a nursery, then it will be probably normal for that tree. But if you began it from seed or a cutting, it may be another type of citrus altogether and may never fruit. Although you can be surprised.
Good luck!


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