Product Code : 9883201396803_1
Lemon - Meyer 250mm pot
Citrus x meyeri
Description of plant at maturity:
Popularity: The Meyer lemon is believed to be a natural hybrid between a lemon & orange. It has a much sweeter, less acidic flavour than other lemon varieties, making it ideal for juicing & summer drinks.
Fruit: They Meyer lemon produces small to medium sized fruit with few seeds. Fruit hangs on the tree well. The juice can also be frozen without losing its great flavour. The skin has an orange tinge when ripe.
Tree: Meyer is typically a slightly smaller growing variety with few thorns. The regular variety grows 4m wide by 6m high at maturity. The dwarf form will only reach 2 x 3m.
Main Harvest: It will bare it''s largest crop in Winter but fruits throughout most of the year.
Uses: Meyer is ideal for juicing and using fresh in drinks and salads because of its sweeter flavour. You may wish to freeze the juice in ice cubes for summer!
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.
Watering: Moderate water requirement.
Position: Plant in a sunny position with moist well-drained soil. Protect from strong winds.
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