Three #MeyerLemon seeds sitting in a pot…


Back in May, I posted about my attempt to grow three Meyer Lemon trees. You can read it here.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Meyer Lemons, they are absolutely the most phenomenal, tasty lemons EVER!  While no one knows the exact parentage of a Meyer Lemon, they are believed to be a cross between a Eureka or Lisbon Lemon and possibly a Mandarin Orange. They have a sweeter, more floral taste than a true lemon, and sometimes have a slightly orange tint.  Their skins are very thin and less acidic than other lemons.  They are naturally shrub-like, which make them ideal for patio or indoor plants.

Because I live in Florida, they love the abundance of sunshine, however, they don’t like wind or having their roots saturated, so I have to make sure I protect them from torrential Florida downpours, storms and hurricanes.  Also, when first starting out, they like having small pots to protect their roots.  they kind of freak out if there is too much room for their ‘feet’ to wander.

When I first planted my seedlings, I put them in little red plastic cups, which suited them just fine, until today.  A few minutes ago, I upgraded them to a junior apartment.  Look how much they’ve grown from when I planted them May 14 to today.

 

Meyer lemon seedlings planted 5-14-14
meyer lemon trees 6-7-2014
Meyer lemon trees 6-7-2014
Meyer lemon trees 8-17-14
Meyer lemon trees 8-17-14

The one in the front found a new forever home with my neighbor across the street, so now I’m down to two, but that’s okay.  I’m so proud of my little trees. I’ll post every now and then with their progress.  I know it will be a while before they ever produce any fruit.  I’m just happy I’ve kept them alive this long and they are growing so big and strong.

Give a big woot woot for the hearty Meyer Lemon trees!

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