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?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Thorns

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:
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:
Medium growing

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:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

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:
Bees

Edible fruits

When does it yield:
All year

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?
3-4

Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house (or even to use them)

Scientific name:

Citrus × Ponderosai

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