Meyer Lemon Tree
Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer'
|1 to 2 feet||$36.95|
|2 to 3 feet||$64.95||
Out of stock
|3 to 4 feet||$109.95|
|Espoma Organic Potting Mix||$11.95|
|Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer||$16.95|
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 5 feet|
|Water Requirements:||allow to dry out between watering's|
|Details:||Easily grown, Very fragrant|
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As the Meyer Lemon Tree matures it will bear larger quantities of fruit. Meyer Lemons are green when they are growing. They will turn yellow when ripe, which can often take several months. Flowers are very fragrant.
Growing Meyer Lemons at Home
Meyer Lemon Tree is a cold hardy in USDA Growing Zones 9-11. If you live in a colder climate, your tree can be moved inside for the winter. Place your tree by your southernmost facing window indoors, and they will still produce fruit prolifically. As the Meyer Lemon Tree matures it will bear larger quantities of fruit. Meyer Lemons are green when they are growing. They will turn yellow as they ripen, which can take several months. Meyer Lemons are much sweeter than the standard (grocery store) lemon. Meyer Lemons are great fruit for juicing and Lemon meringue pie! Meyer Lemon Trees are everbearing, producing blossoms and fruit continuously throughout the year with proper care. Meyer Lemon trees recover fairly easily from pest damage with treatment. They are highly adaptable to environmental changes. With the proper care, Meyer Lemon Trees are capable of producing fruit for over 30 years!
In the ground: If you live in a climate where you can plant you Meyer Lemon Tree in the ground outdoors, we suggest you plant your newly purchased Meyer Lemon Tree in a hole that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Meyer Lemon Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. In Containers: If you live in a northern are where you must plant your Meyer Lemon Tree in a container and bring it inside to a sunny location we suggest first that you select the right size pot with adequate drainage holes. A 2-3 year old citrus tree typically wants to grow in about a 12” diameter nursery pot. A large terra cotta pot is ideal because it will allow the roots of the citrus tree to dry out between waterings. This is very important for proper growing of citrus trees. Any pot will do however you will need to be sure the pot will drain. We suggest putting a layer of stones or gravel approximately 1 to 1.5 inches thick. This will allow for proper drainage and assure the drainage holes in the pot do not become blocked over time. Use a soil mix that is lightweight and drains well. If the mix contains a large proportion of dense, absorbent material, such as peat moss or worm castings, amend with 1/4-1/3 volume of pine bark. This is a good time to add Bio-tone starter fertilizer to the soil and mix thoroughly. Water in thoroughly, Once the roots have settled, we prefer using slow release fertilizers such as Citrus-Tone by Espoma applied to the soil surface, rather than using plant stakes. This avoids any risk of burning the roots of your Meyer Lemon Tree.
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Meyer Lemon Information:
Citrus, x meyeri, commonly called Meyer Lemon Tree, is native to China. It was introduced into the U.S. by Frank Meyer who reportedly found the plant in 1908 near Peking, China. It is believed to be a hybrid cross of Citrus limon (lemon) and Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange). It is less acidic, juicier and sweeter than common lemons. Meyer Lemon tree typically grow to 6-10’ tall. Shiny dark green leaves are evergreen. Waxy, fragrant, white flowers appear year around in warm climates. Large rounded yellow fruit (to 3” diameter) with smooth, thin skin lacks the rough texture and pronounced nipple of the true lemon. The Original Meyer Lemon Tree were symptomless carriers of a virus (tristeza) that killed other citrus family trees. Those original Meyer Lemon Tree were mostly destroyed and replaced with a virus-free variety that today is referred to as improved Meyer Lemon Tree. Not much commercial growth of this fruit is done because the fruits are thin skinned and ship poorly. Genus name is from classical Latin. Specific epithet honors Frank Meyer.