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Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6649795

Bloomed this winter in the greenhouse but sadly no fruit,maybe this time,I have bees out ,but haven't seen a one on any of these flowers,I tried hand pollination during the winter,but none took!

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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 6, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6649803

Haha, dilute honey with water and spray on the buds!
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6649808

Okay I see attract the bees!!!
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 6, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6649936

Just don't get any spray on yourself!
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6650279

Heck no!
I'm sweet enough,and don't want to get any sweeter!!!LOL
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

June 7, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #6652050

You might not get any bees, given that you're growing it out of its natural zone. I had read somewhere that bees will tend to work a particular type of flower all day, rather than just flitting to whatever's closest.

Most likely, they start with whatever is nearest their hive, and will ignore your citrus, although I couldn't keep them off them down here.

Hand pollination is probably best for you.
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2009
5:14 AM

Post #6652814

I tried the hand during the winter,and it was a no go then,but I'll try again.
I did notice a lot of the little green flies around the flowers today,as I was going to spray honey and water,so I just sprayed the bottom of the plant,because a lot those flowers hadn't opened yet,so now it is a wait and see if any fruit appears.
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6751427

Whether it was my hand pollination or bees,but looks like I might have fruit!

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6857263

How come YOU get fruit and I don't? I have bees, butterflies, bugs I can't name and still no fruit - mine is blooming for a second time, too, but NO FRUIT setting!!!
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2009
4:18 AM

Post #6858013

And there the size of ping pong balls now!!!!
Guess you better get your water color paint brush and start painting pollen!!!!!
Or get a little honey and spread it around the flowers,if nothing else you will get sugar ants!!!!!!
And they will spread a little pollen around for you!!!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2009
10:05 AM

Post #6858404

I will definently try that!

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