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LEMON - MEYER

Lemon MeyerBotanical Name: Citrus limon
Description

The popular Meyer is not a true lemon but likely to be a natural hybrid between a lemon and an orange. The lower acidity and reduced sourness makes it one of the most widely grown home-garden varieties. Very hardy and prolific. The fruits are a deep orange-yellow colour with thin skin and they are very juicy, making them perfect for use in dressings and marinades. The meyer is low in pectin.

Other Names: Citrus myer
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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Lemon - Meyer

Grow where moist | Issa Maryina Se - North Melbourne, VIC 17-Sep-2009
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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 9/10

KitschWitch's Edible Fruits
Update: 3647 days 15hrs

Comments: -

This tree is about two years old now and has been fruiting for the past 2 months--around 50 fruit altogether. During the first year I removed all of the flowers so the tree would put its energy into growth. There have already been more flowers so we should have another flush of fruit in a few months.

The fruit are large, not as bitter as traditional lemons but great for most purposes. My children like to suck on them (but then they also suck on trad. lemons).

The tree is very healthy, no discoloured leaves. We feed it with compost and it also gets a good share of urine during the warmer months! I might have put some trace element mix on it at some stage and would do so again.

it is growing in front of a cream-painted north facing wall, which suits it well. I will try a traditional lemon soon to see if that also goes well in the frosty Canberra climate.


Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, urine

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

None needed so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 10/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3639 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Has been exposed to strong winds over 3 yrs - I have focussed on pruning for strong framework and removed flowers for first 2 yrs.

Carried an awesome crop this season no problems but had to thin some of the bunches. Needs a fair amount of feeding and watering.

Is fed manure, clay, straw, Blood n bone 10% potash and pine bark chips. Needs zinc, iron and manganese foliar sprays from time to time.

I do things "when I get around to it" - generally.

Aug 2010: just removed all the ripe fruit - many weighing half a kilo each....gave away. Covered in flowers again - but bummed as I really want to get in there and prune it?

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: As above.

Pest Control:

Eco oil with pyrethrum added.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

Farsideb's Edible Fruits
Update: 4015 days 14hrs

Comments: -

We have just harvested over 20 lemons from our bush.  It is only small, in a pot and we had to support some of the branches because I was afraid they would break.  The fruit is wonderful and juicy and sweet.  It seems to fruit all year.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, seasol, thrive

Pest Control:

White oil and pyrethrum and garlic spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 3546 days 6hrs

Comments: -

This variety is said to be a cross between a lemon and an orange  so it doesn't have the true acidic/sour/tangy factor like  Eurekas or Lisbon, but it's mild sweetness is good for making refreshing drinks.


Planted in the ground in December 2009.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote, Seasol liquid, comfrey

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2870 days 13hrs

Comments: -

good little tree, trying to look after it better, more water, feeding & mulch & white oil!

This has responded so well to my tlc, watering, white oil etc, lovely healthy leaves, heaps of flowers and now lots of baby fruit which I will have to thin

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 5/10

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3983 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Our poor lemon tree is suffering; the second one that we've had.  The first one drowned due to planting in too heavy a soil prior to setting up the raised orchard bed.  This one grew too well and I didn't notice that the roots were becoming exposed due to the soil sinking as the tree grew.  Consequently, the uppermost roots were exposed to the cold and the tree is suffering.  Its leaves are yellowing and dropping and it hasn't flowered this winter.

I've covered the roots with more compost and given it a bit of a hair cut, plus some boron and Seasol to promote root growth.  Hopefully as the weather warms up it will pick up and return to good health.

If the worst happens, it will have to come out and be replaced.  I might try a Lemonade, for the juice and a Lots'a'Lemons in a pot rather than another Meyer in the ground if need be.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 2% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus food, chelated iron, chook poo

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

None required - no citrus gall wasp or scale ever noticed, touchwood.

Organic Status:Organic


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Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 2691 days 11hrs

Comments: - When I was a kid in the UK I thought paradise was living somewhere you could grow a lemon tree in your back yard. Now I just love my fresh tasing G & Ts and acid balancing properties.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2011

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Whole citrus mix and dung

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: It's been lucky, small amount of scale and a couple of caterpillars. No spray used except Eco oil and some hand squishing.

Question:

If I plant this tree in the ground should I give it a year off from fruiting ?

It's been in a pot (larger size each year) but I now have land to plant it in and wonder if it's best to concentrate on letting it grow good roots and leaves for the first year instead of fruit. 


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Lemon - Meyer 9/10

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 1396 days 11hrs

Comments: - Have recently discovered the cocktail lynchberg lemonade. So I can't wait to be using my own lemons to make them! The tree is so vigorous despite a constant battle with ants farming mealybug! I'm going to let it get a bit bigger then stress it into flowering!

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

BFTsUrbanFarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3623 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Sweet and juicy left on the tree as long as possible

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August, September, October

Planted: 2005

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost manure trace elements potash

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

Fruit fly traps and collecting all droped fruit

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer

Eiles's Edible Fruits
Update: 2965 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Wonderful lemon flavour. Has given me fruit all year round.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 10/10

Sandyh1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3497 days 3hrs

Comments: -

It always has fruit on it

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

white oil for aphids

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer

Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 4007 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Rutaceae

Citrus meyerii

Meyer Lemon

China

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Lemon - Meyer

Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 787 days 6hrs

Comments: - great in cooking

Fruiting Months April

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 25 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 10/10

Holly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 403 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Lovely small lemon tree, baring a large crop of fruit. Fruit tastes of  lemon, with mandarine.

Have had this plant well over a decade,  But was not doing well in a container so planted it, after moving, into my garden where it has been thriving.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2017

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus fertiliser

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Manual removal, soapy water, white oil. Not really needed to use pesticides,  have needed copper spray for mild fungal infection.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Seedling) 4/10

Christophe's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Has stayed small, all blossons fell off last year. Is in blossom aqgain now, so we are hopeful.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus food

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

White oil spray twice since 2007.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

Albert1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3993 days 10hrs

Comments: -

damaged early by hail storm then infested by leaf miners. A couple of lemons were allowed to develop to see what the quaility of the fruit would be. Quality good.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2009 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

leaf miners homemade white oil from spring onwards.

Organic Status:Organic


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Harvest's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Planted August 09

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 9/10

Lorna's Edible Fruits
Update: 4000 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Young tree, took six months to get going. Came with scale, but once I got rid of that and started feeding with seaweed and fish emulsion, it never looked back. Thin skinned compared to Eureka, but not such a heavy fruiter.

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

None now needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Ru's Edible Fruits
Update: 3994 days 3hrs

Comments: -

There's a lovely Leuning poem about a man and his lemon tree... this one has just been cut back after going nuts last year


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

Oriente's Edible Fruits
Update: 3994 days 3hrs

Comments: -

The first citrus tree I bought when moving to my house. At first it did not go well as Meyer did not like the position. It looked terminally ill. I dug it out and replanted it in a different position (after having a look at where my neighbour's Lemon tree was). Now it's doing OK, still small but...alive and producing fruit. To be on the safe side I bought another Meyer which was planted in a pot.

I do not care very much about the fruit at this stage since I am interested in the shape of the trees and I prune them all the time.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2004

Height 120 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chook poo, seaweed

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Winter oil in winter, pest oil in summer, Confidor when attacked by Orange bugs.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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