Lemon Meyer is the most popular Lemon, a medium-sized tree, hardy and easy to grow in a container or garden. Lemon Meyer can provide Lemons throughout the year (Mainly fruiting from April to December). The juice has a distinct floral fragrance, sweet and slightly tart, with a low acidity. The fruit can be used in its entirety, including the peel and pulp. Delicate white and purple tinted flowers send a fresh aromatic invitation to enjoy the moment. Much more, cold hardy than other lemons, are densely foliaged compact habit, moderately vigorous, and small to medium tree, spreading and nearly thornless.
Prune to maintain shape and remove dead or diseased branches. (Remove any sucker growth). Citrus is heavy feeders, requiring regular feeding with a Citrus fertiliser and/or manure (3-4 times annually). Apply a good layer of mulch in spring and autumn to keep weeds at bay and help with moisture retention. Spray alternatively and regularly with an organic copper spray and an organic oil spray. This will prevent insects and fungal diseases.
Harvest the fruit when this turns a lighter green but is still firm. Ripen fruit at room temperature and is ready to eat when it develops its fragrance and softens just a little to the touch.
Prune at the end of winter to maintain shape, apply a good mulch and fertilise with a fertiliser high in potassium over spring and autumn.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.