I gave my lime tree to a friend because I will not be around to water it. It is about 4 years old and it has grown considerably since I had it but it has never gotten any fruit on it. I live in zone 5 so it is outside all summer but I take it in in the winter. Will it ever bear fruit or do I need another lime tree for it to pollinate?
My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
Citrus, Lime, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, generally are self fertile so if a tree is over 3 years old it should be producing fruit as long as all the other needs, nutrition, adequate moisture, temperature, etc. are met.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
Citrus, like other fruit trees, need to be fed specific fertilizer at the correct time and they need lots of sun. So their exposure is important.
Dwarf trees, grown in containers are like their garden brothers, should be grown in good soil that drains well in a place where they receive adequate sunlight--at least 4 - 5 hours a day.
So a western or southern facing window is necessary.
Patience with good care the citrus tree should bear fruit.
Just what I found on google....
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
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