Meyer Lemon Tree
Pounds & Pounds of Citrus
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Why Get a Meyer Lemon Tree?
• Grows anywhere in the USA as a patio tree
• The tastiest lemon
• Get fruit the first year with larger variety
• Large, sweet, and delicious
Where Does the Meyer Lemon Tree Grow Best?
Meyer Lemon Trees are grown all across the US and Canada. Because this tree grows well in a garden pot with drainage, it is easy to bring inside when temperatures drop. Once established, it will withstand brief freezing cold snaps down to 22F. But bring it inside well before this - it prefers temperatures above 50F. Simply place the tree by a sunny window or a grow light, then treat it like any other house plant. When the weather warms up, bring it outside again. Meyer Lemon Trees will also grow in the ground year-round in Growing Zones 8-10, but grows anywhere as a potted plant.
Is it Easy to Grow the Meyer Lemon Tree Organically?
The Meyer Lemon Tree is naturally low-maintenance, pest-free and resistant to disease, making it an easy plant to grow organically. It typically does not require the use of spray chemicals. Simply use organic soil and fertilizer to grow the tree.
How Much Fruit Will I Get?
Our Meyer Lemon Trees are grafted, rather than seed-grown, so you will normally pick fruit the first season. A 5-foot tree, established in its pot, can produce up to 50 lemons each season with proper care. Move it into a larger pot and you will get more lemons. A larger tree can produce 100 lemons or more. While it fruits abundantly in winter, the tree tends to have lemons most months of the year. Your lemons can stay on the tree for months, so you just pick them off as you need them! It’s fun to see this beautiful houseplant lit up with bright yellow lemons.
What Do Meyer Lemons Taste Like?
Meyer Lemons have a sweeter taste than other lemons. You can make lemonade without adding sugar. Meyer Lemons are exceptionally good in cocktails, beverages, sweet desserts, and salads. Many health-conscious people squeeze lemon slices in their water throughout the day for a delicious, low-calorie drink that naturally raises their body's alkalinity.
Pollination and Fruiting Season
Meyer Lemon Trees are self-pollinating, meaning they do not require the presence of other lemon trees to produce fruit. Your Meyer Lemon Tree will grow the most fruit from spring through late fall. Like most citrus trees, the ripest fruit will be found in late fall and early winter. Meyer Lemons are ready to be picked when they are completely yellow/orange. They will not over-ripen on the tree, so they can be left until needed. Picked Meyer Lemons can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks. They can be kept even longer if stored in plastic bags in the refrigerator.
Best Time to Plant
If grown in a garden pot, Meyer Lemon Trees can be planted at any time of year, as long as they are given adequate light and kept in above-freezing temperatures. They have become very popular as Christmas gifts and gifts for all seasons.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship this tree to AZ, CA, FL, LA, SC, or TX.