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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: plantsky on September 01, 2022, 10:30:11 AM

Title: Meyer lemon
Post by: plantsky on September 01, 2022, 10:30:11 AM
 Hi folks, I planted a Meyer lemon from seed 5 years ago here in the Philippines and still growing.It is now 9 ft tall with lots of branches and thorns.I don't know if it will bear the same  fruit because of the climate here.🤔
Title: Re: Meyer lemon
Post by: Millet on September 01, 2022, 12:31:22 PM
If the tree has not produced fruit yet, being it is now 5 years old, the tree should produce next year or the year after that.
Title: Re: Meyer lemon
Post by: Walt on September 01, 2022, 01:18:30 PM
I believe Meyer lemon is zygotic, so the fruit will not be exactly like a Meyer.  If the fruit isn't good, you have a nice tree to graft other varieties onto.
Title: Re: Meyer lemon
Post by: 1rainman on September 01, 2022, 04:54:01 PM
Somebody already wrote on another thread that they grew meyer lemon seeds and they all come out different. Some were like Limes some were like tart oranges. It's not a real lemon, instead a hybrid with different stuff mixed into (though mostly lemon) so you can get many different results from the seeds. I think it will be fun to grow from seed.

Usually you get fruit around 5 or 8 years old from seed. So it should be getting fruit soon. I don't think the climate will make any difference. But if you grow from seed it is usually a bigger tree compared to rooting a branch. A rooted branch meyer lemon is very small. The regular variety I think maybe 8 or 9 feet maximum size (closer to 8) and there is a smaller dwarf variety that is about six feet maximum size. It always has big thorns though.

It shouldn't get much bigger- meyer lemon is one of the smallest citrus. Maybe 12 feet at the most from seed I would guess. Though it can grow very wide.