Having a fruit-bearing lime, lemon or calamondin tree is like having a kitchen herb garden. It is very convenient to just pick a fruit or two if and whenever you need it to prepare a dish or refreshing drink. However, what would you do if you had a five-year-old tree that does not produce fruit?
A FINE PICK: Having a citrus tree in your garden is very handy when you need fruit to prepare a dish or a refreshing drink.
Brian Kirkham wrote from Pattaya to ask for advice. ''My five-year-old lemon tree produced six commercial-size lemons last year but bore only one small fruit this year,'' he said. He sent a photo showing a lone fruit and leaves nibbled by insect pests, but added that he had already sprayed the plant with insecticide.
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