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lemon trees, very pretty
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quokka
Corvallis
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June 30, 2019 - 11:50 am

there's no lemon flower to see

I don't think, here in Oregon

there will be some fruit to eat

 

Somebody left town and asked me to try to find homes for their plants.  Among those - they started two lemon trees from seeds they took out of organic lemons purchased in a local grocery store. One is about six inches tall, one is perhaps 12" - 15" tall. If somebody wants to experiment with growing these in a greenhouse, or knows of a school or something that has some purpose for these, I can make you a really good price (FREE). 

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Larry_G
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June 30, 2019 - 7:03 pm

Per Trini Lopez, the fruit of those poor lemons will be impossible to eat.

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DanielW
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August 9, 2019 - 8:30 am

I have a Meyer lemon that I keep in a container.  It's not super large - the container is about 18 inches deep and 18 inches across.  Every year it provides a bowl of nice tasty lemons.  I've had this shrub - too small to call it a tree - for about 16 years.  The lemons are good for making apple sauce or other baking.

During most winters, I bring it into an unheated room indoors for the winter.  There it sits, almost never watering it.  Last winter I gave up, left it outside thinking it would die.  It was a mild winter, and it did not die.  However, it got mildew on all of the leaves.

I decided to keep it.  I removed it from the box I was growing it in, cut off most of the branches to make a nicer shape, cut off about half of the roots, and repotted it.  I fertilized with a citrus fertilizer.

It came back, has put out a lot of lush growth, bloomed a few flowers but none set. 

The only challenges are keeping it watered in summer, and having a dry protected place in the winter.  It's good to let it dry out for a month prior to bringing it indoors, such as placing it under the eaves.  I do the same treatment for geraniums.

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