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0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
My lemon tree now has lemons and blossoms.
I'm pretty stoked about it.
The first lemon is growing pretty good. It is still about the size of a cherry, but it's something.

Normally, we can't grow citrus here, but the lemon tree and Mandarin tree I got are hardy for the Northwest, but will have to come in during winter and since the lemon tree will be producing all year round, I'm fine with that.

Anyways, here is how it is looking. I put an arrow to the little lemon. LOL!

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  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 4,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You sure they sold you the right tree? Lemon's are Yellow. Limes are green?

    only kidding. Looks good. Have not tried citrus yet. Might have to find something for the NE
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lookin' good Tony!
    Did you just get the tree? Any idea how old it is?

    This will be the 3rd summer for our lime tree.....hoping to get some decent size limes off it this summer.

    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jgibv:
    Lookin' good Tony!
    Did you just get the tree? Any idea how old it is?

    This will be the 3rd summer for our lime tree.....hoping to get some decent size limes off it this summer.
    We got it a few months ago. It's a 3 year old tree.
    We bought the lemon and a 3 year old mandarin at the same time.
    They are semi-dwarfs and if not kept back, can get to 10' tall. But since we'll be keeping them in pots, we plan on keeping them pruned back.
    My son bought a 4 year old lemon tree and it's about 4' tall right now.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rsherman24:
    You sure they sold you the right tree? Lemon's are Yellow. Limes are green?

    only kidding. Looks good. Have not tried citrus yet. Might have to find something for the NE
    Sherm, check into meyer lemon semi-dwarf. They will handle down to 32 degrees, so come fall they will need to come inside. They are self polinating, so the can actually stay inside all the time.
    There are several that are self polinating. Meyer lemon, mandarin tango, and washington naval orange are some popular ones.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience:
    jgibv:
    Lookin' good Tony!
    Did you just get the tree? Any idea how old it is?

    This will be the 3rd summer for our lime tree.....hoping to get some decent size limes off it this summer.
    We got it a few months ago. It's a 3 year old tree.
    We bought the lemon and a 3 year old mandarin at the same time.
    They are semi-dwarfs and if not kept back, can get to 10' tall. But since we'll be keeping them in pots, we plan on keeping them pruned back.
    My son bought a 4 year old lemon tree and it's about 4' tall right now.
    Very cool, I would love to see progress pics as the fruit develops.

    And yes, you are very right....they can get big if not pruned.
    Well....big in the sense that moving them indoors for the winter becomes a difficult task.

    (....not that I'd know anything about that of course ;-)
    Ever heard the phrase "trying to fit a square peg through a round hole"? LOL.)

    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    Nice lemon tree. What kind of lemon tree is it? I've been wanting to buy one
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanatos0320:
    Nice lemon tree. What kind of lemon tree is it? I've been wanting to buy one
    It is a Meyer Lemon tree. It is a semi-dwarf, which means it can get to 10' tall if allowed to.
    But if it is going to be a potted tree, it's best to keep it under 6' tall and you have to have a sizable pot for that.
    The Meyer Lemon is a seedless, self pollinating tree.
    But if you have them outdoors with other citrus trees where bees can get to them, they can cross pollinate and create fruit with seeds.

    The Meyer Lemon tree is becoming a real popular citrus tree, as it is pretty hardy.
    Home Depot is even selling them now and give a 1 year guarantee on them.
    I'm not sure how old the ones Home Depot is selling though.

    Look for Meyer Lemon or Improved Meyer Lemon.
    And if you are looking for Orange tree, look for Washington Navel Orange.
    You want a 2-3 year old tree or one in a 5 gallon pot.
    They range between $29-$59.

    Personally, I wouldn't order online, unless they are 12" potted or 2-3 year old (I know there is a seller on Amazon who sells 2-3 year old trees).
    I would check your local nursery, Home Depot or Lowes. If they don't have them, see if they will order them.
    Most online's are selling bare root trees and there is a lot that can go wrong with those.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 4,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience:
    rsherman24:
    You sure they sold you the right tree? Lemon's are Yellow. Limes are green?

    only kidding. Looks good. Have not tried citrus yet. Might have to find something for the NE
    Sherm, check into meyer lemon semi-dwarf. They will handle down to 32 degrees, so come fall they will need to come inside. They are self polinating, so the can actually stay inside all the time.
    There are several that are self polinating. Meyer lemon, mandarin tango, and washington naval orange are some popular ones.


    I'll take a look tomorrow. Will be shopping for the garden in the morning. Never knew they were possible to grow outside of tropical climates.
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,678 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I never thought of having a citrus tree... I love limes. Looking good!
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here is a picture of my Mandarin tree. It's got little mandarins all over it.
    They will mature around Christmas, so I'm hoping they will all do well.

    image
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here is the latest on the tree.
    The lemons are growing slowly, but they are growing.
    Lots of new blooms on it though, which is very encouraging.

    image

    image
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,447 ✭✭✭✭✭
    To me there's nothing sweeter than the smell of a Valencia Orange blossom...we had a whole grove next to us as a kid....miss it!!
  • perkinkeperkinke Posts: 1,575 ✭✭✭
    So do the lemons come out about the same size as a standard lemon tree?
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This one is slightly smaller than standard lemon.
    The Meyer Lemon is a cross between lemon and orange, so they ripen almost as big as a standard lemon, but have a little bit sweeter taste to them.
    The place I deal with [BrighterBloooms.com] has dwarf Ruby Red grapefruit trees that are hardy for all of the continental US that I'm seriously thinking of getting.
    Those produce full size grapefruit.
    Most these trees can grow up to 10' tall if not kept back, but if kept in a pot and brought indoors during the fall, winter and early spring, they are manageable at 5' tall.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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