Lemon Meyer Dwarf
Lemon Meyer Dwarf – Various Sizes
Lemon Meyer Dwarf is a neater, compact growing evergreen fruiting tree. This is not a true lemon as it is a hybrid between an orange and lemon. The fruit has lower acidity and sourness compared to traditional lemon varieties. The foliage is a lovely rich green, petite white fragrant blooms appear in Autumn. Following the blooms, wonderful small-medium golden-orange fruits appear through Autumn, Winter and Spring. The fruit has a thin skin and very juicy, ideal for drinks or making marmalades. Fertilise Lemon Meyer throughout the peak growing seasons. Low water requirements through winter, however, keep the tree well-watered throughout Summer.
All Citrus will take up to 3 years to produce a harvestable crop. It isn’t uncommon in the first 12-18 months for the fruit to form on the tree but be undersize or lacking flavour. In the first 12 months the tree will be establishing its roots into the soil, the second year you should be establishing the framework of the tree and then in the third year, they should begin to crop. Uneven weather conditions can also affect the fruiting times, crops and yield.
Position: Full Sun
Height: 2 metres
Width: 2 metres
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Make sure to prepare the soil prior to planting. Mixing in a bag of well-aged animal manure or compost can help to conditions and revitalise tired soil. Make sure to blend with pre-existing soil, mixing together thoroughly. Once the soil has been prepared, dig a hole which is wider, but not deeper, than what the original size of the pot the plant has come in. Position the plant in the hole and backfill any gaps with the excess soil. Give the plant a deep soaking of water to help settle the roots.
If planting into a pot make sure that the container chosen is large enough for the plant being planted. Never pot a plant into a container which is too small. Use a premium quality potting mix as this has all the added fertilisers and wetting agents required for having a healthy plant.