Because the tree will produce WAAAAY more fruit than it can support
It's just survival of the fittest. In your second photo, I can count 15+ buds. That little tree is not big enough to support (or feed) that many lemons yet. It's just nature taking care of nature. It produces more flowers than it needs in case some of them don't get pollinated. If they do all get pollinated, it will drop the ones that are weaker.Why will they self abort???
It is normal for a tree to shed most lemons within a cluster in order to focus its energy on the largest few.
Eventually yes, but not for at least a year. Let the tree get firmly established in its new environment before transplanting. Do not over fertilize citrus as they need very little. Watch out for scale insects, ants and whitefly. And DO NOT OVER WATER. Plant a tomato or something in your new potAh. I see.
I have one question. The container I bought the tree in says I can leave the tree in the pot. I bought a much bigger container just in case. The pot in came with is about a couple of gallons. Will I eventually need to transplant it?
In about 2 years you will have more lemons than you can shake a stick at.Ok. Thank you so much! I won't overwater. I became really good at watering now. I always check my whole finger to see dampness. If not damp, I water with drip irrigation until it is saturated. I haven't had to water once because of the rain but it's ok.
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