Why do my lemons have no juice?

Q.

Hi, my lemon tree has heaps of lemons which don't have any juice. Do you know why this is? Thanks, Pauline.

A.

Dry lemons are normally caused through lack of water over the summer period as the fruit is forming. You can't get the moisture into your current seasons lemons but you can fix the problem so it doesn't happen next year, by watering more regularly. It can also be caused by lack of fertiliser. Now (spring) is the right time to apply Tui Citrus Food around the base of the plant then again at the end of fruiting, add a layer of mulch around the base of the plants after you fertilise to help the soil retain moisture. For citrus in containers, we recommend using Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser.

 

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Why do my lemons have no juice? Comments

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