Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Fruits and Nuts: Lemon Tree

Communities > Forums > Fruits and Nuts
bookmark
Forum: Fruits and NutsReplies: 11, Views: 772
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 12, 2003
4:24 AM

Post #580678

My Lemon Tree seems to be having troubles - I got it this winter and when I moved it outside (gradually) it seemed to do fine. Then a few weeks ago a couple leaves started looking bad, and now a new leaf is deformed! Oh, no!! I live in the midwest where they usually don't grow, I plan on keeping it in a container & moving it inside in the winter...here's a couple pictures, hopefully someone out there will know what's wrong & what to do!!!! Thanks!

Thumbnail by TamTam
Click the image for an enlarged view.

TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 12, 2003
4:25 AM

Post #580679

Here's a close-up of the weird leaf...

Thumbnail by TamTam
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lupinelover
Grove City, OH
(Zone 6a)


July 14, 2003
12:47 AM

Post #582124

Looks like some type of sucking insect is at work. Do you see aphids or mealybugs or scale?
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2003
2:41 AM

Post #583255

Absolutely no bugs at all!!! Do you think they could have done the damage & then left? I wondered if it was too much sun, but only a couple leaves were affected...well, the two new leaves by the disfigured one are doing fine, so my fingers are crossed! Thanks, Lupine! :)
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2003
12:42 AM

Post #587032

TamTam. I have a lemon tree, if I remember right it is a Meyer (Myerii?). I bought it from Logees a couple or so years ago, and keep it in the greenhouse over winter. Last summer my little Lhasa Apso's tail tangled with it and she drug it pot and all for several feet crying pitifully all the time until I could get her untangled. In the process the lemon tree did not fair too well. It had 10 or so not ripe lemons but about half got knocked off. The others did finally ripen but did not get very large. Actually i used one just a couple of days ago after having kept in fridge for several months.

The leaves were badly mangled and half dropped off. it didn't look good all spring but finally bloomed again and now has tiny lemons. the wind is so bad up here that the leaves get torn. I don't know what might be the problem with yours, but good luck. Donna
Sqwidgetz
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2003
9:39 PM

Post #642120

Hi TamTam,
I have a dwarf lisbon lemon and a dwarf ruby red grapefruit that are doing the same thing. They were in containers and I just transplanted them. The only thing I can think of is not enough nutrients or maybe not enough water. Or maybe just a combination of both. It's been a really hot summer in Tucson and it (and the concrete patio the plants were on) cooked some of my plants while it was at the apartment. I just moved and now the trees are in the grassy area where it gets a lot of sun and more water. Both have new leaves growing, before and after the transplant. Of course that was only a couple of days ago.

Also, Citrus trees need a specific type of fertilizer.

Let me know if you figure out what is causing your problem.
Take care,
Joanna
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2003
9:38 AM

Post #643799

Hey Joanna!! Thanks for your input - I can tell we both have fingers crossed!! I'm growing mine so my iguana can eat the leaves, and I can't use any fertilizer - BUT - I met a guy from New Zealand (South Pacific Islands) who told me to buy the lava rock that's by the charcoal grilling stuff at Walmart cuz the roots like to go THRU the rock - don't break it up, they like big pieces. I've asked around & nobody thinks it will hurt, so I tucked some in the already-transplanted tree, and I'm gonna transplant the other one with the rocks already in there!! Try it! And we'll keep fingers crossed!! :)
BrugAddict
Harlem, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2003
1:32 AM

Post #663992

Sqwidgetz
How big do the lemons get? Just wondered. I love those things as ice crushes with salt...yummmmmmy...its an Oklahoma thang...beleive its called up there Lemon squeezes
Sqwidgetz
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2003
5:07 AM

Post #664140

I have no idea how big they get since this is my first year with the lemon tree. I currently have 2 lemons on the tree that are still green. I'll post a pic whenever they decide to mature.
Waiting impatiently
-J
BrugAddict
Harlem, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2003
2:34 PM

Post #664381

LOL ok thanks lol :-)
Sqwidgetz
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2003
4:54 PM

Post #699769

I think I found the problem we've both been looking for Anna

"Curling of new leaves and whitish colored streaking in the leaves is a sign of thrip feeding. Thrips are tiny cylindrical flee-like insects that feed by scraping the surface of the leaf. As a result leaves become distorted, but remain green for the most part. Thrips feed on virtually all citrus trees. However, the damage they cause is insignificant and no control is necessary. "

PS my two lemons are starting to finally yellow and may be ready soon!
BrugAddict
Harlem, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2003
7:07 PM

Post #699873

I want someeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Fruits and Nuts Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Welcome to the Fruit Trees forum! dave 36 Feb 14, 2008 2:20 PM
spraying trees notmartha 18 Mar 29, 2009 1:52 PM
plum tree-loaded! notmartha 50 Sep 5, 2007 1:57 PM
Anyone have PawPaw fruit? crestedchik 67 Feb 29, 2008 2:08 AM
Strawberry Predator? TuttiFrutti 2 Aug 17, 2008 3:59 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America