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Citradia

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My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« on: October 24, 2022, 08:11:14 PM »
I cut open my first Santa Teresa fruit today. It was very good. Put some juice in my tea. Maybe one day Iíll have enough for lemon curd or a pie.







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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 09:17:43 PM »
Very nice.  Are these slightly sweet low acid lemons.

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2022, 01:21:04 PM »
No, high acid. When established, the skin will be denser, but it does not tend towards leathery, it's a smooth textured skin and high acid lemon with strong fragrance, ideal for cooking and eating.

I very much enjoyed mine in piccata before the gophers found it.

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2022, 05:42:26 PM »
Nice looking fruit. Are there any notable differences between this and the Eureka lemon that would make this one worth adding to my collection?

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2022, 07:51:10 PM »
I donít know Eureka lemon. This is my only true lemon. Itís leaves are very lemony fragrant when torn and the new leaves are a dark red color. Blooms continuously. Iím a fan.

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2022, 01:49:29 AM »
I donít know Eureka lemon. This is my only true lemon. Itís leaves are very lemony fragrant when torn and the new leaves are a dark red color. Blooms continuously. Iím a fan.

Thank you.

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2022, 02:33:35 AM »
Nice fruits  :), does it have normal lemon frosthardiness, or is it more frosthardy than normal lemons ?

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2022, 09:43:11 PM »
I assume itís not very cold hardy but I donít like having big potted trees in my house 8 months out of the year, so I decided to take a chance and put it in a portable greenhouse last winter and treated it like my other hardy citrus that are in ground using two water barrels and two small 250 watt space heaters regulated by thermo cube, and it did fine even overwintered this fruit without damage. However, it was a very warm winter I think only getting to 14 degrees F in mid March. If I am supposed to go to single digits I will probably freak out and dolly cart it into the living room.


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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2022, 12:17:37 AM »
Thank you, very good and flexible concept 👍

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Re: My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2022, 07:28:49 AM »
Youíre welcome

 

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