Improper Watering Limes trees need soil that has consistent moisture.
The lime hasn't yet produced a mature fruit. It has flowered many times and produced little fruit the size of a lime seed. But every time each fruit falls off the branches a few days later.
Both trees are on the same watering and feeding schedule, get nearly the same sun, and are subject to the same weather. Some (possibly crackpot) theories. How old is your lime tree? Limes generally take years to fruit properly, possibly longer if in a container. You will get flowers and apparent fruit-set, but the fruit will discolour, shrivel and drop off. Patience is the only practical answer here! Most citrus make many more little fruits than the tree can sustain, and then shed the excess.
Dec 10, Summer Drop During the late spring and early summer, most citrus trees will naturally drop tiny, marble-sized fruit. Citrus trees lose some of the developing fruits to prevent the tree. Mar 07, People often wonder why their fruit tree has dropped or shed fruit before they get a chance to ripen! In this video, I explain 4 reasons why fruit trees drop.
PROBLEMS OF FRUIT Fruit Drops Prematurely: Causes: Natural fruit drop occurs during the spring. Trees shed excess fruit they cannot support. Fruit drop is heavier during hot, dry and windy weather and on trees receiving inadequate irrigation or inadequate nitrogen fertilization. Controls.