Ponderosa Lemon (Citrus × pyriformis)
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The slower-growing, heavy-producing Ponderosa Lemon, also known as the American Wonder Lemon and Skierniewice lemon, is a subtropical evergreen fruit tree first discovered in Maryland in 1887. Like most citrus, it can be maintained as a container plant and enjoys full sun or part shade. The Citron and Lemon hybrid belongs to the Rutaceae family along with many other Citrus and is well known for its unique purple flowers and gigantic fruit. They’ll grow flowers and fruits simultaneously throughout the year and peak around summer and winter.
The Ponderosa Lemon tree can be easily grown in a container and kept at a dainty size. Albeit the tree’s size is small, the fruits are anything but that! Coming in at up to 5 lbs, the Ponderosa Lemon makes for a heavy hitter. Growing green-yellow skinned, bumpy fruits, they taste bright, floral, highly acidic and sour, most often cooked into recipes or used for their zest.