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Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer lemons are nothing like what you find at your local market. Grocery store lemons are thick-skinned and on the small side. Meyer lemons are smaller still, and have thin skin, which makes them poor candidates for shipping. But that thin skin lets the juice inside the fruit develop to full flavor. Use the fruit for juice, desserts, and for flavoring your favorite dishes. Meyer lemon trees are a hybrid of traditional sour lemons and sweet oranges, which gives them their unique delicious flavor.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 11 – patio
  • 8 to 11 – outdoors

Spacing

  • 15 feet away from other trees

Moisture

  • Water deeply once top 2 inches of soil are dry to touch
  • Mist daily if growing indoors and running heating system

Notes

  • Mature height: 6 to 10 feet
  • Mature width: 4 to 8 feet
  • Harvest from October to March
  • Can fruit in the first year
  • Cold-hardy to 20 degrees F
  • Heat tolerant
  • Leaves can be toxic to pets

Do you grow Meyer lemon trees? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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