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Lemonade Tree

Citrus limon x reticulata
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This delicious, sweet, juicy fruit tastes like lemonade and can be eaten as a fresh fruit straight off the tree. The tree often has thorns and bears several heavy crops each year.
Other Names: Citrus

$39.00 ($39.00-$39.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Lemonade Tree

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 WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

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

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Lemonade Tree Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Kate
★★★★★ 6months ago

EMPIRE BAY, NSW

Lemonade Tree

Already has fruit, even though it's only 1 hahaha but next season should be magic

Felicity
★★★★★ 1y ago

UPPER COLO, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Leanne
★★★★★ 1y ago

GRIFFITH EAST, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Haven't eaten off my plant yet, still young, but I grew up eating Lemonade fruit, always used to confuse my friends.

Amadou
★★★★★ 1y ago

WEETANGERA, ACT

Lemonade Tree

Dennis
★★★★★ 1y ago

HOPPERS CROSSING, VIC, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Paul
★★★★★ 1y ago

LATHAM, ACT, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Good

Ann
4y ago

Cootamundra, NSW

Lemonade Tree

My Lemonade tree is 4 years old, nursed through 2 severe Coota frost years, finally this year we have a wonderful crop of: ready to harvest-smaller plum sized-tiny fruit & flowers. Picking today to make lemon cheesecake!

Julie Milo
6y ago

Kellyville, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Good soil n fertilizer

Kellie
6y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Only 12 months old and has 8 fruit in a pot. Eaten 2 already. Yum

StaceysGarden
★★★ 7y ago

MOUNT GRAVATT , QLD, Australia

I was really excited to grow this fruit after reports on how delicious the fruit are, but then after buying and planting I bought a lemonade fruit from the markets and was severely disappointed, I'm clinging to hope that I was sold an mislabelled produ...

Lorraine Ellis
7y ago

West Wodonga, VIC, Australia

Lemonade Tree

My small lemonade tree had a bumper crop.I have read that it is a cross between lemon and navel orange. Also read it's a cross between mandarin and lemon. I don't know which cross mine is, but I don't care - I love it anyway.

Samuel
7y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Lemonade Tree

My lemonade tree was once infested with black aphids, so use this effective organic spray: mix a couple of soap flakes with warm water in some sort of non-plastic container. Let it dissolve, and pour into spray bottle. Spray until infestation is gone.

Garry Foye
8y ago

Denistone East, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Lemonade tree is a cross between a Lemon and a Mandarin

Carole Baker
8y ago

North Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Best cocktail ever: ice cubes, juice of one large lemonade fruit, whiskey and top up with ginger beer. Just as good without the whiskey.

Shannon Blackburn
9y ago

Te Awamutu, WAIKA

Lemonade Tree

My parents have a Lemonade tree thats is about 35 years old and it still has an abundance of fruit, like us my children love them!!

Alan Cohen
10y ago

Inverell, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Keep it well watered,watch for citrus grubs

Russ3
★★★ 10y ago

EARLVILLE, QLD, Australia

had these for a year now, Been lucky enough to get some fruit this season but not much in the way of vegetative growth.

Di Keller
10y ago

Prahran, VIC, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Juice of half a lemon, fill glass with sparkling mineral water. Sooo refreshing !! And healthy!! No more sugary soft drinks for me.

Anton Jelicich
10y ago

Miles, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

I bought a house with a very established tree, about 5 metres tall, has heaps of fruit on it . From other locals it is across between a mandarin and lemon tree, mine are tart at moment but apparently a couple of more frosts will release more sugar.

Sam Walkers
11y ago

Perth, WA

Lemonade Tree

Harvest period is may to september

Shakira Laurelle Hurst
11y ago

Tamworth , NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

I got told today there's no such thing as a lemonade tree but I have one I wounder what it's going to taste like!!

Estar
★★ 11y ago

Cooroy, Qld, Australia

I loved the taste of this friut when I bought it at the market and decided to buy a healthy looking grafted 5 foot bare root tree and potted it up to go on my balcony with some other citrus.

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Fruitful
★★★★ 11y ago

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I love lemonade fruit! Got this one from Clunes nursery - was very healthy and even though it is is quite young, I have been nipping its buds so it can get stronger before it fruits. Im thinking now to just let it do what it wants and see what happens...

Chicken Bird
12y ago

Coledale, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Lemon trees are lovely(;

Marilyn1
★★★★★ 12y ago

Woodstock, NSW, Australia

Absolutely magic! Beautiful juice for breakfast!

Lemonade Lover
12y ago

Lemonadesville, NSW

Lemonade Tree

I love my lemonade tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bente Lugo
12y ago

Northmead, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Excited!!! We have one, have had it for four years and love it! Thanx guys for all your love-mail! We, too, live in the "love-infested" waters of this adorable tree!

Laurence Robert
12y ago

Crestmead, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Received Lemonade tree for Christmas in 20cm black bag, would like to repot into large pot, need to know what type of potting mix would be suitable. Plant is flowering and starting to producing fruit.

Paul Allison
12y ago

Amberley, New Zealand, CAN\'Y

Lemonade Tree

I make excellent marmalade with a ratio of one NZ grapefruit to three or four lemonades.

G Brenton
12y ago

South West Rocks, NSW

Lemonade Tree

My tree is 5 years old and seems to have fruit all year round! Currently is loaded with fruit and can hardly keep it's branches off the ground. Kids love it and make there own Lemonade! Best bearing fruit tree we have.

Maria Young
12y ago

Childers, QLD

Lemonade Tree

Give your fruit trees a dose of epson salts twice a year around the drip line for bigger juicier fruit.

Nelly1
★★★ 13y ago

YELLOW ROCK, NSW, Australia

didn't survive oct13firesI think the wallabies like it more

rustynutz
★★★★ 13y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

good to eat. kids love this one

Toby1
★★★ 13y ago

Marburg, QLD, Australia

Lots of flowers and new shoots. Had small issue with leaf borer.

wendy1
★★★★★ 13y ago

Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia

It just fruits endlessly, I can use it instead of Limes or Lemons, with fish whenever I want it I can just go pick one as needed as it is usually in fruit, drinks for kids in summer, desserts and varied meat dishes etc, and all my friends think I have ...

Chin Kim Cana
13y ago

Docklands City, AUSTR

Lemonade Tree

Can be a microbial indicator in water

Karl
13y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Bought my first lemonade tree this week. Its about 1m tall in a 50cm pot, its flowering already. I'm excited.

chrissv
★★★★★ 13y ago

Eulo, Qld, Aust

Delicious juicy fruit that really do taste like lemonade. I make a jug of juice every weekend with the dropped fruit and add the juice of 1 blood orange for a beautifully pink coloured juice.

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Pauline
★★★★ 13y ago

South Plympton, SA, Australia

Any growth from below the graft nipped as soon as it is seen.  No fruit allowed to form for the first year.

Ann-maree Hall
14y ago

Bonville, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

I am after recipes for jam made from the lemonade fruit

Ken Dandie
14y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Lemonade Tree

I believe the lemonade is a cross between lemon and mandarin.mine is in a 45cm pot and has about 20 fruit,also has lots of thorns.is this normal or is this the graft which i should trim off.

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BJ
★★★ 14y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

This tree was hit the hardest by every citrus pest - galls, aphids, sooty mould, bronze orange bug - and just didnt get going well. So it was pulled up and replaced with a Freemont mandarin, a much tougher and stronger plant and an amazing fruit.------...

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Michael
★★ 14y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

The veins of the leaves are turning yellow. Must lack some trace elements.

delerium1
★★★★ 14y ago

Eden Hill, WA, Australia

very juicy and sweet

Jessica1
★★★ 14y ago

South Maroota, NSW, Australia

Is only just starting to grow well now, after 2 years of being cut down by pet geese. Points for toughness. Quite a draw card for the gall wasp.

Monte Jones
14y ago

Dubbo, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

My Lemonade tree is crowded in the garden with other shrubs, hardly gets any care except good waterering and it has loads of fruit every year. It is about 12 years old now. I squeeze the juice of what we we cannot eat.

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JohnMc1
★★★ 14y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

There is no sourness in this fruit at all. It is absolutely beautifully sweet. A bonus for this tree is that it is always in fruit.

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zeni
★★★ 14y ago

INDOOROOPILLY, QLD, Australia

Even though you can't see it in the photo my tree is loaded with blossom and hopefully the fruit will follow (2/9/2009)

Lee1
★★★ 14y ago

Mentone, VIC, Australia

The 2nd Lemon tree to die in that spot - I think I shall rethink what I plant there but it did get the full brunt of the Jan/Feb scorching weather.

Janette
14y ago

Newzealand, NZ

Lemonade Tree

My tree is 3 years old had 1 flower last year but no fruit, any ideas? removed it from plastic house and replanted outside looks good fingers crossed.

Grant
14y ago

Port Pirie, SA

Lemonade Tree

My tree is 18mths old, and have got about 30 Lemonades on it, varying in size, tastes like lemonade/grapefruit, has the consistency of Mandadrin.

Mim Purple
15y ago

Subiaco, WA, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Does anyone know how tall they grow? i can only find small-medium, but thats not really much help to me.so in metres or centimetres would be great.

Donna King
15y ago

Port Augusta, SA, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Just want to know if the lemonade tree is crossed with anything. as it looks very much like mandarine, but taste like lemons. or is that just how they are

Antoinette Wijnberg
15y ago

Yeronga, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

I use them instead of lemons to make ice-tea-very nice and smooth. Can anybody tell me if it is a cross between a lemon and a grapefruit, a lemon and an orange or neither?

Regerghtrhjtrsd
15y ago

Hdfsthdtfhd, QQ

Lemonade Tree

Yea they taste like lemonade out of a bottle but with no fizzzzzzzzz.... which i hate (i mean i hate the fiz) anyway pick them when they get a slight tinge of yellow or go pale green. theyre best then and if they go yellow(ish) they are overripe

Roslyn Svensen
16y ago

Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

We have been told lemonades are best when picked and eaten whilst still fairly green coloured. They are delicious!!!

Alan Nelson
16y ago

Henley Beach, SA, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Not so much a tip but how do you know when to pick the crop.The tree is one year old and has about a dozen fruit on it.

Norman Schofield
16y ago

Gosford, NSW, Australia

Lemonade Tree

My lemonade tree I have just replanted after the winter crop which was that large I had to prop the branchs it is growing in a 40mill tub and loves it cow poo and blood and bone also for my mandarin tree

Craig
16y ago

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Our lemonades are fruiting well at the moment. I like a squeeze of lemonade in a bacardi drink.

Rosemary
16y ago

Palm Beach, FLA

Lemonade Tree

My variety is striped, so I don't know when they are ripe ready to pick.any help?

Ab
17y ago

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Our tree is only 2.5 years old and this year we had a magnificent crop - 60 fruit on our 1.5m tree!

Heath
17y ago

Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Lemonade Tree

Weve got a really prolific fruiter and eat them as is but mostly juice them and dilute with about 2/3 water, way better than fizzy drinks and we freeze any excess.

Edna Wooding
17y ago

Te Awamutu, NEW Z

Lemonade Tree

We have a delicious crop of lemonades on a small 4 year old tree. They make the perfct marmalade with Grapefriut and tangelos

Neen
17y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Lemonade

We planted our tree approx 4 years ago. As we expected, the frist few crops were small, however now our tree is almost contantly in fruit. We have flowers, tiny fruit, plum sized green fruit and full fruit all at the same time. We love our lemonade tree !

Anthony M Iceli
18y ago

Mornington, VIC, Australia, Australia

Lemonade

Grows slowly and looks untidy in Winter but crops well and fruit ripens to perfect sweetness even in our climate. Popular with the kids!

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