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General Consensus on Removing First Year Fruit

Just wondering whether most people remove the first year fruit from their citrus trees. I'm mostly concerned with meyer lemon, key lime and limequat trees for now.


This is one of my meyer lemon trees. I bought it about 2 months ago or so. It is still in the original growing medium and pot. It was outside, now inside under lights.

I count 16 developing lemons of various sizes plus 12 more flower clusters.

I also notice that this tree has a few leaves that are ginormous! Not sure if that's normal or not.

With this tree I decided not to take the fruit off, but my other meyer lemon, I removed all but 1 fruit. Curious thing is that tree has no blooms on it and seems to have stopped growing. Please tell me your thoughts on what you do with your trees regarding first year fruit.

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