Should you reduce the flowers or not?
If you follow any Canberra gardening pages you'll see that it's a hot debate about whether or not you reduce the volume of flowers on your cirtus trees or not. Each flower represents a future fruit. If you have too many flowers/fruit you risk a poor crop because the tree cannot support or nourish the volume.
In Canberra, one group of gardeners say you should pick of flowers to reduce the crop. While another says it's windy enough in October to blow flowers away so let nature take it's course.
I say, wait until your flowers have formed fruit. After this the tree naturally drops many of the tiny fruit. After that occurs, then whether you thin further totally depends on where your tree is located (ie how many flowers naturally blew away) and how much fruit you have.
Either way, if you have a citrus plant, now the windy month of October has passed, it would be a good idea to assess whether or not you should thin your fruit. Watch and see when the tree forms fruit and how much it drops. If you decide to thin, aim to reduce the total crop by 20%. Focus on reducing fruit on weaker branches and thinning so each fruit left to ripen has enough space to do so.
Send me a photo and I can help you assess