Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?  (Read 211 times)

mangomadness

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 319
  • I like mangos,water-lillies & Amazon parrots!
    • United Kindom, Zone 9a. Eat for your organs, not your taste buds.
    • View Profile
Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?
« on: August 26, 2020, 07:37:38 PM »
I'm going to grow a Sicilian lemon tree from seed and I was wondering how long they take to fruit
With compliments

Heartrock

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • State
    • View Profile
Re: Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 05:15:22 AM »
Enjoy reading the articles already written down, stuffed with content.

mangomadness

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 319
  • I like mangos,water-lillies & Amazon parrots!
    • United Kindom, Zone 9a. Eat for your organs, not your taste buds.
    • View Profile
Re: Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 09:04:19 PM »
Enjoy reading the articles already written down, stuffed with content.

Sorry, I couldn’t find any which gives me an amount. Do you know any good links?
With compliments

Millet

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3882
    • Colorado
    • View Profile
Re: Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 10:47:26 PM »
As you are in the UK, I assume that you are growing your lemon as a container tree.  In the UK, a container lemon from seed is 5 - 6 years until the tree produces fruit. Depending on the conditions the tree will be growing in, it could be a little shorter, or even  longer.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 10:49:29 PM by Millet »

citrange

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 79
    • UK - 15 miles west of London
    • View Profile
    • Home Citrus growers
Re: Sicilian lemon tree how long till fruit?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 11:18:04 AM »
In my experience you would be very lucky to get a a lemon tree to fruit in the UK in 5-6 years.
I think 10-12 years is more likely unless you have a greenhouse heated enough to keep the plants growing most of the year.
Most people only keep their greenhouses frost-free.
Conditions indoors (inside your house) are often not suitable for citrus.
And to be a bit pedantic, you won't actually be growing a 'Sicilian' lemon tree. You will be growing a seedling lemon of unknown variety!

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers