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Anyone for a G&T? Don't you just love Lemons? They look good, smell wonderful, taste fabulous and offer so much as a garden plant with aesthetic, medicinal and culinary properties. Once your Lemon trees are established you will find that they will provide you with fruit for most of the year. This is particularly so with the hardy Meyer Lemon which is a prolific croper with mature fruit holding well whilst the new fruit is developing. If you are looking for a strongly acidic lemon then "Eureka" may be the one for you. The other bonus with "Eureka" is that the tree is virtually thornless and the fruit virtually seedless. For a milder flavour choose the hybrid "Lemonade".  

Lemons do need some pampering at first however, and for just a little effort you will be well rewarded. First you need to know that Lemons are gross feeders. What that means is that like me they enjoy their tucker. Unlike me they only have to be fed twice a year, early spring and early autumn. It is best to use a specially formulated Citrus food which is readily available. I also throw a few sheep pellets around the base of my Lemon trees a few times a year.  




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Picture of Citrus Etrog
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Citrus. Etrog is the yellow citron used by Jews during the week long holiday of Sukkot, as one of the four spices. A majestic tree the fruit looks like a knobby lemon and sometimes ribbed. The fruit is very aromatic and has a very thick rind. It has very small segments and many many seeds.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Citrus Etrog

Current Stock Height: 90/100cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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Citrus. Here's something to make you go 'Eureka' - an unusual variegated form of this popular Lemon. Both the foliage and fruit are variegated green and lemon but the fruit turn completely yellow upon maturity. The flesh of the lemon has hints of pink. Starts cropping from a young age and is quite bountiful. Evergreen.

Lemon Eureka loves a warm sheltered spot in the garden with protection from harsh frost. The fruit has quite a low pip count and there are not too many thorns on the branches so if you fertilize and water regularly you've got yourself a great little Lemon tree.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m

Lemon Eureka Variegata

Current Stock Height: 60/80cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Citrus. This is a thornless lemon when mature. It originates in Italy, has large juicy sour fruit which ripen from July to December. The fruit is medium sized with greenish-yellow flesh that is almost seedless. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lemon Genoa

Current Stock Height: 75/95 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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Citrus. This lemon comes to us from Australia where it was grown from seed sent from Portugal way back when. One for the lemon connoisseur, deliciously juicy, fragrant fruit with a thick skin. Very productive and vigorous with good cold tolerance though it prefers a warm sheltered spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lemon Lisbon

Current Stock Height: 65/75 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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Lemon Lisbon

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Citrus. This tough Lemon is more tolerant of harsh conditions than many other varieties. That might be because the fruit have quite a thick skin! The fruit are deliciously juicy and fragrant and of course seedless. A lemon for the connoisseur. On 'Flying Dragon' rootstock to keep compact. Evergreen.

This Lemon has been developed in Australia from seed that originally hailed from Portugal.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Lemon Lisbon Seed-less Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

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Citrus. NZ's most popular lemon and deservedly so. Very juicy and a really good cropper. Once established the tree will seldom be without a lemon. More tolerant of cold than many other lemons. Can you feel a Gin and Tonic coming on? Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

All Citrus love being fed and watered regularly, especially if container grown. They respond quickly to a little pampering and will reward you for your efforts. When harvesting the fruit cut rather than pull off the tree.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Lemon Meyer

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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Lemon Meyer

Current Stock Height: 100/140cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Lemon Meyer

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

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Citrus. Very juicy and a really good cropper. Once established the tree will seldom be without a lemon. More tolerant of cold than many other lemons. Can you feel a Gin and Tonic coming on? Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Grafted on to 'Flying Dragon' rootstock to keep dwarf. Evergreen.

Every NZ garden should have a 'Meyer' lemon tree because they are so easy to grow and crop so well. They are however quite a 'sweet' lemon so if you prefer a real sharp acid taste then plant another variety to keep your 'Meyer' company.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Lemon Meyer Dwarf on Flying Dragon Rootstock

Current Stock Height: 40/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

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Citrus. 'Villa Franca' originates from Europe and produces large, sharp tasting, juicy lemons. A good choice for those who like a real zingy lemon flavour. The fruit is pale and smooth and matures from April until July. Mostly thornless. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lemon Villa Franca

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Citrus. 'Villa Franca' originates from Europe and produces large, sharp tasting, juicy lemons. A good choice for those who like a real zingy lemon flavour. Mostly thornless. This is an unusual and interesting form with variegated foliage and fruit. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lemon Villa Franca Variegated

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Citrus. A true lemon variety bearing basket-fulls of large oval shaped fruit with a distinctive sharp acidic flavour. Very juicy and has few seeds. The skin is fragrant and firm. Plant in the sun in well drained soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lemon Yen Ben

Current Stock Height: 150/160 cm  ? 

Container: pb95  ? 

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Lemon Yen Ben

Current Stock Height: 80/100cm  ? 

Container: pb10  ? 

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Lemon Yen Ben

Current Stock Height: 70/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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