Lemon - Lisbon

Citrus limon

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A good quality sour lemon with high juice and acid levels. The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Vigorous and productive, trees are very thorny particularly when young. The best variety for cooler climates.
Other Names: Citrus


Specifications of Lemon - Lisbon

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, September, October, November

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Lemon - Lisbon Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 7months ago


I make a lot of jam and pies etc so useful. I only water in worst heat of summer once a week. I prune as I go. very few pests but hold to keep eneugh iron up to it in my district. Keeps about 5 households in lemons.

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★★ 3y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

planted in same hole as a lime./ going great! Heeps of lemons, and heeps of flowers. constantly prune to keep it flowering

★★★★★ 4y ago


Almost Everbearing.  Seems to always have some lemons on the way and ripening except for a month or two a year. Kept pruned low to ensure easy picking, open vase shaped centre. Planted in middle of vegie bed to ensure good watering and no weed competi...

★★★★★ 8y ago

Mt Gipps, Qld

Seems citrus like it here. This has only been planted about 2 years and has grown well and has a good crop for it's size this year. Good flavour, plenty of juice.

★★★★★ 10y ago


Large tree producing a copious crop of excellent lemons which ripen in winter. We prune it hard to limit height of tree to 3 m, and it responds very well. This variety is very hardy. Recommended.

★★★★ 10y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Easy to grow.  Great fruit

★★★★ 10y ago

, SA

Currently our first crop I've let develop, branches hanging on ground full of lemons. Love having them handy and made a great lemon cordial.

★★★★ 10y ago

Toowong, QLD, AUS

great reliable producer of good fruit

★★★★★ 11y ago

Victoria Point, QLD, Australia

This tree fruits all the time. No thorns. Lovely, large fragrant fruit with a prolific habit. Fast growing where I am with a nice shape.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Kadina, SA, Australia

I am keen to get hold of several species of lemon tree, let me know if you sell seeds

★★★★ 12y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Thaught I had a Meyer, but actually was a Lisbon.  Heavily pruned last season has removed all the crossed branches / dead wood.  Groving nicely now.

★★ 12y ago


Annual prune.  Vigorous growth with water shoots after rain. Very thorny, few fruits. Prone to white citrus louse, leaf miner, and citrus shield bugs. Have grafted Myer lemon, Citron, Buddhas Hand Citron, Villa Franca lemon on. Has produced Myer and B...

★★★★★ 12y ago

KENMORE, QLD, Australia

Very healthy, bushy tree, flowers and fruits continuously. It has really nice flavoured, large lemons

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