Meyer Lemon Tree

Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer'

Growzone: 8-11

 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. 

 

 

Size Price Quantity
1 to 2 feet $36.95
2 to 3 feet $64.95
3 to 4 feet $109.95
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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!

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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.