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#54257 November 4th, 2006 at 08:43 PM
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This is the first season I Have had my Meyer Lemon tree.. I have brought it in the house for winter and now it has a bloom??
Does anyone know if this is normal? [Linked Image]

#54258 November 5th, 2006 at 01:28 AM
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My kaffir lime bloomed a little last fall and winter after I brought it in. None of the fruits set though. Hopefully I'll have better luck this year.

#54259 November 5th, 2006 at 02:07 AM
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Odd Duh Good luck with yours Terry.. It would be cool to have a little lemon!!

#54260 November 5th, 2006 at 02:36 AM
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I think you need a male and female tree to get fruit, I heard lemons take 18 months to ripen...I would be happy with just a a flower!

#54261 November 5th, 2006 at 03:12 AM
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My Meyer blooms and fruits year round.
Once in awhile she takes a break from blooming, but not for long and she's at it again.
I'm in California though, and that might make a difference.
My Eureka lemon takes FOREVER to bloom, fruit and ripen.

#54262 November 5th, 2006 at 03:29 AM
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Thanks Deborah!! Good to know.. It must be happy where it is.. I will just keep on the reguar routine then..

#54263 November 5th, 2006 at 04:03 AM
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Does she get lots and lots of sun through a window? Citrus food?
BTW, even baby Meyers still in their cans at the nursery, bloom and fruit.
It is a simply SUPERB lemon tree in my opinion.
Not a true lemon, but who cares about genetics when I am flooded with fragrance, flowers and fruit all the time?

#54264 November 5th, 2006 at 05:26 AM
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I have been feeding it my worm compost tea.. Seems to absolutly love it!!
Yes it gets a great deal of natural light!!

#54265 November 5th, 2006 at 06:01 AM
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How big is it?

#54266 November 5th, 2006 at 07:13 AM
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It is only about 9-10 inches tall.. Looking very healthy!!
I also have a lime tree that I should post a picture of it has lost all of its leaves.. (my cat ate them) I hope they come back!!

#54267 November 5th, 2006 at 07:22 AM
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How in the world did you get such a tiny one?
I've never heard of that.
They're always in the large pots at the nurseries.
I never look, but they must be 5 gallon pots.
Was it a bonsai?
How can so tiny a tree support a lemon? Even one?
This has me curious. Was it sold as a houseplant?
Papito, HELPPPPPPP !!!!

#54268 November 5th, 2006 at 07:33 AM
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I recieved this one from Michigan Bulb Duh I have no idea How it will hold up to having fruit while sooo small but I can take a better Picture of it if you like??

#54269 November 5th, 2006 at 07:54 AM
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If I were you, I'd enjoy the flower awhile after it opens, but if you want a real tree you should remove all buds and let the tree grow big.
I'd love a picture !

#54270 November 5th, 2006 at 07:58 AM
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[Linked Image]this is in a 4" pot right now I know it is in need of a new home..

#54271 November 5th, 2006 at 08:50 AM
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What a cutie ! It really is ! I've never seen one so tiny and with a bud !
I'd definitely get it into a pot of at least 10 inches ASAP.
Clay is best as it breathes.

#54272 November 5th, 2006 at 09:00 AM
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Thanks Deborah! I will start looking for one ASAP as in tomarrow!! Do you know can I use worm "Dirt" to plant it in? I am sure that is one of the problems with the lime as well!!

#54273 November 5th, 2006 at 10:19 AM
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The best thing to plant it in is cactus mix as it drains quickly-lemons don't like wet feet.
I'd get a 1 cubic foot bag of cactus mix soil.
No food, just a good watering after you transplant, and no sun for 24 hours, just nice light, indirect.
After that it should, with good sun and moderate temps, be pretty happy.
I don't know anything about worm food, but I trust citrus food.

#54274 November 5th, 2006 at 08:59 PM
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Thanks yet again I think I do have some of that soil in the house somewhere...Sooo I guess I better get er done huh??

#54275 November 6th, 2006 at 12:19 AM
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Rita,very cool, Thanks for the link,I am going to get one too:-) good info on here..

#54276 November 6th, 2006 at 02:30 AM
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You'll love it, Chenno ! A Meyer lemon is a wonderful tree !
Plan on tons of lemons !

#54277 November 6th, 2006 at 02:58 AM
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Your welcome Angie... I got some Pots and .. well it will have to wait till I am done cooking haha but Wal-mart had them on clearance good deal!!

#54278 November 7th, 2006 at 12:08 AM
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I am excited, I will get this weekend:-)

#54279 November 7th, 2006 at 11:45 AM
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did you order one Angie??

#54280 November 8th, 2006 at 12:57 AM
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not yet,this weekend,payday;-)

#54281 November 8th, 2006 at 04:22 AM
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Here is the blossom it smells like heaven!!

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