I have a Meyer's lemon tree that is several years old and this year it has flowered, I pollinated because we don't have many bees, the fruit has set but I am finding that quite a few of the baby lemons are turning yellow and falling off the tree. Any idea why this would be happening?

  • Can you update the post to indicate how often you are watering and fertilizing. That tends to be the primary reasons for what you are experiencing
    – JStorage
    May 11, 2016 at 22:38
  • Pictures are always helpful, too.
    – Ecnerwal
    May 12, 2016 at 1:17

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The tree will drop what it can't support. So, it needs sunlight, nutrients, and water to make fruit to surround seeds to make more lemon trees (from its perspective) and will either reduce fruit load to match inputs available, or give up on fruit entirely in the hopes that it can survive to next year and try again.

If it's only "several years old" it may not be able to support many fruit even with adequate resources available, as it may not be large enough.

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