Meyer Lemons from seed indoors

Discussion in 'Citrus' started by Erocks, Apr 26, 2022.

  1. Erocks

    Erocks New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peterborough ON
    4 year old plants from seed kept indoors. 1 seems to be in a strong branch nonstop stretch with larger green foilage this spring and the other I pruned many shootings and pruned the smaller bush look with all thinner branch shootings more under control now, showing somewhat slower strong branch growth this year it can wait another year to bloom it . .........Being spring 2022 so green and healthy in an east facing window what can I do to get the 1 big young meyer lemon plant to bloom for its 1st time this year ?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    The large one appears to be quite healthy which comes as a surprise for a tree that is being grown behind an east facing window. Does it spend time outside during the warmer months? You may want to be increase the light that it receives in order to encourage further growth which in theory would reduce the time for it to reach maturity.
     
  3. Erocks

    Erocks New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peterborough ON
    They have had 3 different places from under lighting starting up ,to being outside 1 year ,and this year in a window through the winter until now..The smaller plant taking the moves harder to recoup the stress but now picking up faster than ever...Both 4-5yrs this year...the window opens wide , I can tie up the branches as it begins to bloom ...its about 13-14hrs light increasing now in spring . Iv never had a lemon plant to trigger into bloom...is there a preferred way to trigger it into blooming ? or does it really need more time and light.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    I'm not aware of any way to force an immature tree to bloom, if that's even possible. However, a mature tree can be stressed by withholding water in order to induce the development of flower buds. By the way, are you sure the seeds were from a Meyer lemon? The leaves look more like those of a Lisbon or Eureka lemon.
     
  5. Erocks

    Erocks New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peterborough ON
    Seeds from BC , Meyer Lemons ,ordered 5 seeds, 4 rooted, gave 2 plants away, have 2 currently.....The small plant just didnt take well after the transplant but its looking better this spring.
     
  6. Erocks

    Erocks New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peterborough ON
    I am moving the larger meyer lemon plant to other windows daily for more direct sunshine hours to help it turn some of its 1st blooms . Also soon 1 good shot of fertilizer when getting dry.
     
  7. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    All you can do is take good care of them for the time being. Like they say, "A watched pot never boils."
     
    Erocks likes this.

Share This Page