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Desertcitrus

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Very thorny Meyer lemon
« on: April 04, 2022, 04:16:24 PM »
So after having another baby and falling off the radar and loosing another citrus (which always happens when I have a baby) I went to my local nursery to buy a meyer lemon and the thorns were sooooo huge on them. I donít remember my last meyer having giant thorns. Is that normal?

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Re: Very thorny Meyer lemon
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 04:22:59 PM »
Desertcitrus, I don't know about Meyer Lemon as I don't grow them, but I wanted to say welcome back - nice to hear from you again.

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Re: Very thorny Meyer lemon
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 06:36:50 PM »
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/there-thorns-meyer-lemon-tree-turning-yellow-101153.html

Short answer:  it's mildly unusual but not impossible for meyer lemons to have significant thorns.

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Re: Very thorny Meyer lemon
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 03:48:54 PM »
Improved meyer lemon trees have thorns.

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Re: Very thorny Meyer lemon
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2022, 11:28:18 AM »
Thanks millet! And thank you everyone for your responses. My last Meyer had thorns but small ones. This one had 2 inch long massive ones and it seemed kind of weird.

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Re: Very thorny Meyer lemon
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2022, 12:17:02 PM »
My improved Meyer tree was over 15yrs old, and when the new branches grew out from the main branch it does get some large thorns. I just cut the thorns so I don't get stabbed when I pick the fruit or graft other varieties on the tree. Lemon fruits are much larger on the Improved Meyer when compared to the Meyer lemon.

 

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