Ponderosa lemon growing tree of the genus citrus, is hybrid between Lemon and Citron. Ponderosa lemon grow as perennial evergreen with thorns used also as ornamental plant, It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen,
Ponderosa lemon fruit
Fruit round and the size ~4-7 cm’ and color is yellow, it can be sweet / sour or something in between. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer).
Peal color is yellow, the peel is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for growing Ponderosa lemon tree:
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?
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?
3-7 m, 10-21 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 / Autumn
General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
The first years should thinning the flowers
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Ponderosa lemon fruits?
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)
Citrus × Ponderosai