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First lemon and lime

Remember my gorgeous new Lemon and Lime trees I planted in July? (you can see the post about them here). What a pleasure it was today to find the first ever fruit on my new Lemon tree!

Both trees have been covered in blossoms for weeks already and today I found a good size fruit on the lemon tree. Both trees are covered with what I think is the beginnings of fruit (is that what the little green things in the photos are?)

[one_half]First Lemon on the Lemon treeFirst Lemon on the Lemon tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lemon tree blossomsLemon tree blossoms[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lime tree blossomsLime tree blossoms[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Are those the beginnings of Limes?Are those the beginnings of Limes?[/one_half_last]

The trees have been remarkably free of any pests (aphids and white fly) and notably full of bees.

I will be thrilled to have viable limes to pick off the tree as we use them a lot in our kitchen but they are not readily available at our local Woolworths. What joy it will be to have these two fruits available in the garden whenever we need them!

Happy gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

5 replies on “First lemon and lime”

Maybe ask Noelle in Arizona if you should thin them. Or do we just trust to nature. Nothing on my baby lime, but the lemon is sulking and dropping some of the little fruits. We had already harvested about 6 lemons.

Christine – Definitely little limes 🙂

Just make sure that the trees get adequate water and you should be harvesting in a couple of months.

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