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Lemon tree #299545

Asked February 03, 2016, 7:52 PM EST

My friend who lives in Hollywood, MD, has two questions: Would her large potted lemon tree survive in the ground in her yard? She currently stores it in her garage in the winter. Why does her persimmon tree in her yard only produce a hundred or so fruits and the rest of them fall off before maturity?

St. Mary's County Maryland

Expert Response

Lemon trees will not survive outside over the winter in Maryland.  Native persimmons fall off the tree before maturity and ripen on the ground.  What you describe is what persimmons do.  vw
My friend was grateful to receive your response.

Thank you!
The Question Asker Replied February 04, 2016, 9:53 AM EST

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