Meyers Lemon – Producing But Lemons Fall Off

Q: We have a Meyer lemon, three feet tall, indoors by a bright window. It is blooming profusely and producing lemons. But they get to the size of the tip of your little finger and fall off. Any ideas?

A: Small fruit dropping off a lemon tree might indicate lack of pollination. Indoor lemons don’t have the advantage of wind to shake the pollen loose. I have instructions on how to hand pollinate a Meyer lemon at Or you could take it outdoors for the summer.

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