Lemon - Meyer
Description: A popular lemon with round medium golden fruit with juicy amber flesh. Less acidic than other lemons and thicker skinned. The fruit ripen early and remain on the tree for several months producing a good summer crop. Meyer is an evergreen compact tree, and has green glossy leaves, thorns, and creamy-white blossoms. Will grow in cooler areas.
Position: Plant in a sunny position with moist well-drained soil. Protect from strong winds.
Watering: Moderate water requirement.
Care: Water during the warmer months, especially when fruits are forming. In containers water every three to four days, more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer - early Autumn with a fertilizer high in nitrogen but do not allow to touch the trunk. Prune in late Spring, removing inside weak growth and to shape the tree.
Planting: Add organic matter to the soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from the container and place in the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly, and water in well, even if the soil is moist. If planting in a container, use a premium potting mix. The container should be a minimum size of 60cm x 60cm.
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