Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons are deliciously sweet and are thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and a sweet orange (possibly Mandarin). They come from China and grow on gorgeous evergreen trees that are incredibly fragrant when in bloom.
An unripe lemon.They make a lovely house plant in their own right, but the fact that they produce large numbers of such wonderful little fruits makes them a wonderful option for anyone in a Northern climate trying to eat locally produced food. I was given a gift certificate for one of my favorite garden shops for my birthday, and a Meyer lemon tree was on the top of my list. Fortunately, they had one left when I got there last weekend, so I quickly snapped it right up. It’s a more mature tree, which means it wasn’t exactly cheap, but it’s got half a dozen full sized fruits on it, with lots of little ones on the way, so it was well worth it. I plan to keep it in the dining room near our south facing patio doors during cool weather, moving it outside in the warmer months. I think I see a Key Lime in my future. Who says you can’t grow citrus fruit in Canada?

10 thoughts on “Meyer Lemons

  1. I have a little citrus tree since 3 years in my garden too.In the winter months he must in our house and he grow from year to year.
    Enjoy your tree!

  2. wow. i can have a citrus tree in a non-tropical climate? i will tell my farmer husband and farmer son about this and hope they are as excited about it as I am.

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