Lisbon Lemon (Citrus × limon)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠If we’re talking function versus fashion, Lisbon lemon is one of the “Best Dressed” citrus varieties. You have to admit, its ornate display of purple-tinged leaves and canopy-like growth are easy on the eyes, too. Lisbon lemon trees produce fruits that are packed with acidic juice, which is perfect for marinating fish and meat, preserving cut produce, and so much more. While some fruit-bearing citrus trees have defined fruiting seasons, a true Lisbon lemon tree knows no single season. Once your tree begins producing fruit, it should produce them throughout the entire year, so when it comes time to eat, your food will always be dressed for the occasion.
Planting, cultural care, pruning, and harvesting are similar for all citrus plants, with a few slight variations. Generally, they are best planted in filtered sun with well-drained soil that can hold moisture and nutrients. Citrus trees a particularly high demand for nitrogen. If you’re fantasizing about long afternoons of picking fresh fruit from your personal citrus grove, keep this in mind: The key to growing citrus is setting it up for success from the start.
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year
Mature size varies by citrus tree type. Overall, citrus varieties can be grown in containers and maintained at smaller sizes.
Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, high fertility and good moisture-holding capacity; High nitrogen demands. Regular watering throughout the first year and throughout flowering and fruiting season.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.
Outdoors 8-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Although their fruit provides a distinctly tropical twist to any drink or dish, Citrus trees trees are actually very cold hardy fruit trees, taking temperatures down to the low 20's!
Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1 year.
Sow Exotic offers many different unique varieties of Citrus trees. Shop the Citrus Collection!