Lemons are a versatile citrus tree contributing ornamental value with an ever-abundant supply of sweet fruit. Featuring glossy green foliage, white perfumed flowers and a prolific supply colourful fruit, perfectly suited to the home orchard, tubs and containers.
- MEYER: Very popular grown home-garden variety. Not a true lemon but a natural hybrid between a lemon and orange. Very hardy and prolific. Early winter cropper with thin smooth skin. The best selection for warm humid climates. A natural dwarf type lemon.
- EUREKA: The most widely grown lemon. A 'true 'bitter' lemon with a high juice and acid content With good care the fruit has a thin, rough skin and is virtually seedless. Fruit matures most of the year. Better suited to coastal climates. Can bear several crops a year.
- LISBON: An excellent quality thin skinned bitter lemon with high juice and acid levels. Very vigorous grower and heavy producer. Trees can be thorny particularly when young. Good cold tolerant selection.
- FINO: A recently released variety into Australia that has shown very good results. Medium sized oval fruit of good quality with thin rind. Crops throughout the year in coastal Australia in winter in southern Australia and colder regions.
- BUSH LEMON: The "Rough or Bush Lemon" is easily identified by the rough texture of the skin, the seedy fruit and its mildly sour taste. The skin makes a good zest for cooking. Hardy and grows naturally in some subtropical areas.
Prefers warm sunny site with free draining fertile soils that are well mulched. Fertilise, irrigate and make sure weed free in July/Aug. to ensure healthy productive trees. Prune only when needed, by removing water shoots, skirting young trees and removing dead
growth in late winter. Use DC Tron Plus oil in summer to control most pests.
- Sour Orange
- Benton Citrange
- Approved Material obtained from AusCitrus