Meyer Lemon tree

November 8, 2019 - Comment

Meyer Lemon tree This tree is 3 years old. It has spent the Summers outside in the sun and rain. And moved inside in the Winter. It is hardy to 27 degrees. It is still small enough to ship easily. It is very healthy with a nice root ball. If you live in an area

Meyer Lemon tree This tree is 3 years old. It has spent the Summers outside in the sun and rain. And moved inside in the Winter. It is hardy to 27 degrees. It is still small enough to ship easily. It is very healthy with a nice root ball. If you live in an area that freezes it must be over wintered inside. It’s size can be restricted by the size of container. How big of a pot can you move inside? (We use a furniture dolly) The larger the pot, the larger the tree! And the more lemons you will get! You can increase the size of the pot as the lemon tree grows over the next two years. It is a compact evergreen tree with glossy leaves. I keep mine at about 4 feet tall, in it’s large pot. Meyer lemons are large, juicy, low acid lemons with a wonderful flavor! Almost sweet. The blooms are usually in bunches sometime between November to January. And have a lovely “lemon blossom” scent. 😊 It will set quite a bit of fruit. And needs to be thinned to 1 lemon per bunch to produce nice big juicy lemons. The second photo shows the size of the unripe Lemon. It will turn yellow soon. When your tree arrives Remove the packing and plant in a 5 gallon pot with good drainage, using a good potting soil. Water well. Let the top 3″ dry out before you water again. You can add some fish fertilizer in a month or so. And some “citrus fertilizer” this Winter. Lightly. Next Fall give it a larger pot. This lemon should start producing in 1 – 2 years. Meyer Lemons are disease free. The only pest that bothers them is SCALE. Usually sometime in the Summer, when they are mature. You can avoid it by using an inch or 2 of worm castings. If you should get some scale, use a rough cloth with alcohol and wipe it off.

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