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Lenon seeds

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James1943 starts with ...
Just wondering if I'm wasting my time but when I make breakfast for me and my wife I squeeze a Lemon for my wife and I noticed that some of the Lemon seeds were green and striking so I planted a few which are now about thumb size.

I'm just wondering if there is any value in growing these seeds in large pots or if they will even fruit?

I have planted Mango and Avocado seeds which give us fruit quite regularly when in season and wondered if the same applies to Lemon seeds?

Anyone got any suggestions?

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James Dean
Lesmurdie WA
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi James
Most superior fruit trees we have today came from chance seedlings reared by amateur gardeners. Most famous in Australia is the Granny Smith Apple. I'm sure you are familiar with the story.
So if you have the passion,time and space to grow lemons from seeds why not?. Who knows you might discover a superior lemon variety than what is available today that someday might perpetuate your name for a long long time.
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Manfred says...
Regulars will need to look away or forgive me as I repeat the manta that citrus seedlings are seedy. thorny, excessively vigorous and slow to bear.

If you can live with all that, growing citrus from seed is well worthwhile. Most lemons will come true to type and the few which don't might be something new and different (like the lemonade the lemdarine and the Meyer lemon)
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Brain says...
Between 5 to 15 years, your lemon seeded grown tree should fruit.

Also, you will need a very big pot - as it need to grow to full size to reach maturity. Google 'Node count'

If you have the space and patience, yes.

Or hedge your bets and do both. Have grafted lemon trees as well.

I personally grow the seeds on just for fun and live with the hope that one day the lotto strikes and I can plant my trees out in full glory. :)
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James1943 says...
Well, I think I'll be planting my trees next year, or towards the end of next summer.
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