Lemon Tree

Grow a real lemon tree! These evergreen trees originally hail from Asia and were first introduced to the Americas in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. You won't need to sail the seven seas to find one though, we have a collection of them right here ready to take home!

Lemon trees require plenty of sunlight to grow and produce fruit. In our colder climate, growing a lemon tree in a pot and bringing it indoors during the winter months is the only option.

Lemon trees prefer well-draining soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Use good quality potting mix.

Keep the soil around your lemon tree consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather and soil conditions. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize your lemon tree with a balanced citrus fertilizer according to the package instructions.

Regular pruning is essential for maintaining the health and shape of your lemon tree. Remove any dead or damaged branches, as well as any suckers that emerge from the base of the tree. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins to get ready for the new growing season. Reduce the height of the tree to about 6 feet tall for managebility.

Monitor your lemon tree regularly for signs of pests or diseases. Common pests that can affect lemon trees include aphids, scale insects, and citrus leaf miners. Treat infestations promptly using organic or chemical controls, depending on your preference.

Depending on the variety, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year for lemons to ripen on the tree. Harvest lemons when they are fully yellow and slightly soft to the touch. Twist or cut the fruit from the tree, being careful not to damage the branches.



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