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Question: my lemon does not make flowers


Good evening, a couple of years ago cutting an organic lemon, I found some germinated seeds, I planted them and I have a beautiful lemon plant about 30 cm high, I fertilize it about every 20 days with ground lupins but it has not yet put a single flower. My question is will it ever make flowers and fruits? or should I, as some advise, do a graft? Thanks in advance Michela

Seed Lemon: Answer: a lemon from seed


Dear Michela,
the lemon trees are all hybrids, their hybridization dates back thousands of years, and it is so ancient that to this day many scholars are still unable to tell whether the lemon is a species or a variety of citrus fruit. As with many other fruit plants, the seeds of a hybrid variety do not give rise to a plant identical to the mother plant; in the case of lemon, we only get wild lemon trees from seed, that is unable to flower and therefore to bear fruit. For this reason, if you want your tree to produce flowers and fruits, you will have to graft it. The graft that is practiced on the lemon is the splitted one, or a dormant or crown-shaped one. If you think it is too difficult to do a graft you can contact an agricultural consortium in the area where you live, they will advise you as a professional able to graft your lemon. Consider that, if the plant is well acclimatized to the area in which you live, you can also decide to graft it with different types of citrus fruits, and not only necessarily with lemons.
As for the split graft, it involves the complete removal of the crown, which must be replaced with branches produced by grafted scions; the graft, or a dormant gemstone, instead goes to graft a new variety on every single hook. So, if you want to try your first graft, I think it's a good idea to try a split graft, so that, if the first attempt fails, you will always have the rest of your lemon hair. Over the years, even after a graft, it happens that the rootstock starts producing branches again; these must be promptly cut, as they tend to become more robust and vigorous than those fruiting that you have grafted.