Lemon Tree – Meyer Lemon
The lemon the whole world adores
With its exceptional fragrance, gorgeous white flowers, and delicious fruit, a Meyer Lemon Tree has all the features that make Citrus trees so desired! Small highly fragrant waxy flowers are followed by attractive bright yellow fruit. Your first lemons will come in spring. Its remarkable flowers appear year round. Its blue-green leaves add to its beauty. It will slowly grow into a small tree, adding about 6″ of growth a year. Over time it will mature to 6-8′, but can be pruned to maintain a more manageable size in the house.
Popular the world over for over 100 years, Meyer Lemon was discovered in 1908 near Peking, China. Believed to be a hybrid cross of C. limon (lemon) and C. reticulata (mandarin orange). It taste nothing like the thick skinned lemons you find in grocery stores, it features juicier and sweeter fruit, and has less acid than most lemons. Meyer Lemon’s wonderful edible fruit adds delicious flavor to drinks and to fresh and cooked dishes. Its beautiful color adds a wonderful garnish to other dishes.
You’ll only taste a Meyer Lemon if you grow one yourself, or have a generous friend. Their thin skin makes them too hard to ship, therefore, they are not commercially grown.
Growing Instructions: Very easy to grow indoors and out, Lemon Trees should be placed indoors by a sunny window in winter, and placed outdoors when danger of frost has passed. Outdoors place in full sun location. Move tree back indoors in fall, before first fall frost. Fertilize regularly with high nitrogen fertilizer. We use organic fertilizer formulated for Citrus, Citrus-tone by Espoma. Lemon Trees like a well-drained soil. Organic Cactus Mix by Espoma has been formulated for Citrus and other plants that require well-draining soil. Keep plants consistently watered. A self-pollinating variety, only 1 tree is needed to produce fruit.
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