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Dec 27, 2011 08:03 AM

Ultra-dward Bearss lime?

I'm in southern CA, and we'll be replacing a non-performing Meyer's lemon with a lime tree. Just wondering what kind of yields others have had from the ultra-dwarf Bearss lime? We'll probably also get another u-d Meyer's, but change its location.

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  1. Okay, I know I'm on post-holiday sugar overload, but of course that title should be "ultra-dwarf." Sheesh.

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    1. re: pine time

      I'm not aware of an "Ultra Dwarf " (just "dwarf") citrus, but this northern Calif citrus grower is considered one of the best. If a tree iscontainer grown, it will stay much smaller than one in the ground.

      Is the Meyer tree getting full sun? Meyers are reliable bloomers and producers almost year-round, and are not fussy about fertilizer (except too much nitrogen). Have you consulted a local reputable nursery as to why you're not getting fruit? Limes are trickier and more cold sensitive than lemons, on the whole.