Meyer Lemon Trees Basics / Citrus Fertilizer / Be a Grafted Tree

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Basics of Meyer Lemon Growing

Meyer lemon tree care includes finding the right location for your tree. Whether grown in a container or planted in the ground, Meyer lemon growing requires at least six hours of sunlight. In the hottest summer areas, morning sun and afternoon shade is best for growing Meyer lemons.

Start with a healthy tree, grafted onto a hardy rootstock. Seed grown trees are often unhealthy and may not reach the point of flowering or producing fruit.

Soil conditions when growing these lemons should be well-draining; however, the soil must hold enough water to remain moist. Allow soil to dry out only slightly between waterings.

Fertilize regularly when growing Meyer lemons. A high nitrogen fertilizer, such as one designed for citrus trees, is best fed monthly between April and September. Withhold fertilizer during autumn and winter months. Yellowing leaves indicate the need for either water or fertilizer.

Prune lemon fruit clusters to one or two fruits when the little lemons are marble sized. Pruning before fruit develops, removing all but one bud in a cluster, is also an effective way to grow larger lemons.

 

 

 

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