Lemon tree growing plant of the genus citrus, Lemon tree grow as perennial evergreen. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+
Lemon tree has thorns.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Fruit size ~4-15 cm’ and color is yellow the taste is sour. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). rind color yellow, edible rind is a little bitter, also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for growing Lemon tree care:
Frost free, design because of the thorns easy to pick the fruits
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, necessary (mostly grafted on other citrus
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
All the year
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much growth density
Size of the plant?
2-10 m, 6-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
When the tree is young average amount of water after when the tree is fully grown small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
All year, in winter with good play with picking up the fruit it’s possible to get crops most of the year, (the Lemon trees can survive a lot of time on the tree)
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Lemon tree fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house (or even to use them)