Meyer lemon tree growing plant of the genus citrus a hybrid between Lemon and Orange, Meyer lemon tree grow as perennial evergreen mostly used also as ornamental plant with thorns. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Meyer lemon fruit
Fruit size ~5-8 cm and color is yellow. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). The shape is ellipse round with a pinch in the end the taste is sour. Thin rind color mostly yellow with little hue of orange, the rind is edible a bit bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
Meyer lemon tree for sale - Seeds or Plants to Buy
Requirements for growing Meyer lemon tree:
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When is the best time to plant:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
When is the best time to prune?
All the year
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much growth density
Size of the plant?
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
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
Two first years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in the fruist:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut branches 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)