Meyer Lemon Trees Buying & Growing Guide

Gardeners and foodies alike love the Meyer lemon tree for its fruit that combines the tart taste of lemons and the sweetness of mandarin oranges. The popular Citrus x meyeri bears delicious sweet-tart hybrid fruits just two years after transplanting. Brought from China to the U.S. in 1908, Meyer lemon trees were initially harder to grow and susceptible to disease. To the delight of growers everywhere,  the modern version self-pollinates, is insect-resistant, and can even be grown indoors. Here are some Meyer lemon trees highlights:

  • Produces sweet-tart fruits all year, especially in fall and winter.
  • Can live up to 50 years with proper feeding and pruning.
  • Needs at least eight hours of full sun daily.

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