One-year-old plants are budwood grafted on rough orange rootstock, staked and planted in citra-pots. ALL CITRUS IS GREENHOUSE GROWN. Please take care to acclimate your baby trees to their new environment. Protect from full sun and begin exposing trees to sun gradually. Water daily – even if you think you shouldn’t. If you are in a very hot area, please protect from sun until the plant is of a mature size.
I would rather not sell to people in desert-like or desert areas. If you buy a citrus tree, please be sure it can survive in your area.
Meyer lemons are a small to medium variety, and have a round to oval shape. The peel is thin, smooth, glossy, golden yellow to orange, and aromatic, lightly textured with glands that release essential oils. Underneath the peel, there is a thin and spongy white pith enveloping yellow-orange flesh, divided into 9 to 10 segments by white membranes. The flesh is also soft, tender, and aqueous, encasing a few seeds or being found seedless. Meyer lemons are highly fragrant and emit a bright, herbal scent with subtle spice-filled notes. The fruits also contain low acidity and a high sugar content, developing a sweet, zesty flavor with floral undertones.
The Meyer lemon is one of the most popular fruit trees for home-grown citrus. It provides lemons very quickly. And it is fairly effortless to grow and produces sweet lemons that can be eaten without the sour taste on most lemons
Meyer lemons were first introduced to the United States from China in the early 20th century by Frank Meyer, from whom they also got their name. This sweet winter citrus is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. And that‚Äôs what really sets it apart.
Appearance ‚Äì Meyer lemons are smaller and more round than regular lemons, with smoother, thin, deep yellow to orange skin, and dark yellow pulp. The differences are very distinct, especially when you see both varieties side by side.
Taste ‚Äì While they‚Äôre moderately acidic, Meyer lemons don‚Äôt have the same tang as regular lemons. Instead, they‚Äôre much sweeter ‚Äî so much so that some people enjoy adding the raw segments to their salads or desserts. Their rinds also have a more complex scent than regular lemons ‚Äî a spicy bergamot fragrance that tastes and smells more like an herb or a spice.
Availability ‚Äì While regular lemons are readily available all year long, Meyer lemons are more seasonal. Your best bet for finding them is from December through May.
One-year-old plants are budwood grafted on rough orange rootstock, staked and planted in citra-pots. ALL CITRUS IS GREENHOUSE GROWN. Please take care to acclimate your baby trees to their new environment. If grown in a container, please water daily during hot months. Protect from full sun and begin exposing trees to sun gradually. Meyer Lemon is a small tree reaching 6-10 ft at maturity. It is suitable for container growing.
Because of recent postal rate increase, pots may be removed for shipping.
GROWING YOUR NEW CITRUS TREE
Choose a location for your tree. A warm, sunny, southern or western exposure is best. Shelter is a big help, too, if cold is a concern. Choose or create someplace with well-drained soil, and avoid putting a citrus tree directly into a lawn. A nearby reflective wall, fence, or even patio can provide both shelter and a bit of extra warmth, too.
If you have any concerns about drainage, such as in heavy clay soil, fill the hole with water and see how long it takes to drain out. If the water is not gone by the next morning, dig the hole deeper and plant the tree up higher.
For a dwarf citrus tree, select a large pot. Try for two feet in diameter or a half-barrel, at least. Partially refill the hole with good, well-draining soil. Depending on the quality of what you took out of the hole, you might try a half-and-half mixture of compost and the now-loosened soil. Create a mound of soil in the middle of the hole that supports the root ball with the crown (the base of the tree trunk where the roots begin) slightly above it.
Mix in some citrus fertilizer with the soil, if you like.
If you are planting a dwarf citrus in a pot, use straight potting soil and fill it in to a similar level. Place the pot up on blocks and be sure there are plenty of drainage holes in the bottom. Don’t let the pot sit directly in a saucer or puddle of water.
Remove the tree from its tree pot. Remove moisture gel beads added for shipping. Place the tree on the mound of soil. Add or remove soil underneath to adjust the height
so that the crown is level with the soil or even slightly above it.
Fill in the remaining hole with a mixture of compost or potting soil and the soil from your garden.
If you are using a pot, fill with straight potting soil. Leave at least two inches at the top to allow space to water thoroughly.
Do not apply mulch!
Stay away from organic mulch, as it increases the likelihood of foot rot disease. A safe bet is that the roots are at least as wide as the branches, so make the mulch area at least this large. You can even add a rim of mulch around the circumference of the circle to aid in watering. Do not mulch right up to the base of the trunk. Leave a little margin so that the crown
has breathing room and doesn’t stay wet when you water.
Water the tree at least weekly until it is established, unless you get sufficient rain to do the job.
Water even mature citrus trees regularly. Citrus trees have relatively shallow, broad root systems.
Once established, the trees may tolerate some drought, but they won’t produce fruit that’s as good.
Fertilize the tree with an appropriate fertilizer. Fertilizers are available in citrus or citrus-and-avocado formulations. Apply them according to package instructions, typically three to four times a year for slow-release types.
Harvest fruit when it is fully ripe. Oranges, lemons, and grapefruit should all be completely free of green coloring. They will not ripen off the tree.
About our watermark on images: People have been taking our images and using them as their own. We do not generally wholesale plants, so the chances of you getting the same plants from another vendor is highly unlikely. If they had these plants, they could take their own pictures.
All citrus is certified by the Georgia Citrus Growers Association.
We are a licensed Georgia Department of Agriculture Live Plant Grower. License #39793
Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guarantee that plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.
Please be aware of your state laws. If your package is confiscated by any Department of Agriculture, or damaged during inspection by any Department, I will NOT refund your shipping costs and will ONLY refund “Item Cost” if and when the PLANTS ARE RETURNED ALIVE.
We package our items as carefully as possible and use extra care at our expense to make the plant as safe as possible. We only send plants packaged as well as we’d like to receive. If plants are damaged by the postal service, I will assist you in filing a claim by supplying a copy of the shipping label, but once the plant reaches you, if damaged, it is your responsibility to file a claim with your local post office.
We’re sorry, but we do not ship citrus to Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.