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Eureka Lemon Tree

Eureka lemon tree

Eureka lemon tree

Eureka lemon tree

Eureka lemon tree

The Eureka lemon is probably what you imagine when you think of a supermarket lemon. It’s juicy, with a sour, tart flavor—quintessential lemon. The skin is smooth and a deep yellow, and the fruit has a pronounced nipple at the end. As the tree matures, the skin of the fruit will begin to get thinner. This is a fast-growing tree that produces a prolific harvest of fruit from a young age. The Eureka is usually available in standard, semi-dwarf, and dwarf varieties, so a small tree is a great candidate for container gardening if you’re beyond the year-round outside growing zones.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 11 – patio
  • 9 to 11 – outdoors


  • 9 feet away from other trees


  • Water weekly or more often during high heat


  • Mature height: up to 20 feet
  • Mature width: up to 20 feet
  • Harvest Fall to Spring
  • Heaviest fruit crop in winter
  • Cold-hardy to 32 degrees F

Have you ever grown a Eureka lemon tree? Please tell us about your experiences with the Eureka lemon tree.


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