The Meyer Lemon is one of the most, if not the most, popular citrus tree for home gardens. They are now available in a Dwarf variety. This innovation allows you to grow citrus trees in small spaces, or grow several different varieties where you may only have room for one normal tree.
Meyer lemons are smooth and thin skinned and are not as large as the lemons from Eureka or Lisbon trees but are a more attractive looking. This makes them popular at supermarkets and for drinks and slicing. They prefer warm climates and are actually pretty hardy.
Lemonade, lemon chicken, salmon, blueberry coffee cake, oysters, any dish garnish, lemon squares, lemon cakes, key ingredient, and so much more – lemons are an intrinsic part of our diet, culture, and life. Access to lemons, however, is not always so easy. Considered a warm-weather fruit, many amateur gardeners and homeowners would never consider having their very own lemon producing tree, which a mature size tree can be kept smaller by pruning.
Lemons are no longer a forgotten grocery-list item, though. The prolific Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is a small specimen that thrives in much of the United States. Warmer regions, consisting of the Zones 8 to 11, can grow the tree outdoors all season long. But growers in colder regions are also in luck – the Meyer Lemon Tree can be grown as a container plant indoors and on the patio in Zones 4 to 11 – that includes every contiguous state in the nation!
Not only does the Meyer Lemon Tree provide edible (and delicious) produce, the tree is also fragrant and impressive to behold. Vibrant yellow fruit will grow steadily on the branches of this dwarf-sized plant, offering you the valuable lemon fruit without the hassle of shopping and planning. The lemons do not ripen all at once, which means you will be able to utilize a larger percentage of your tree’s fruits and still have some to share with others.
The pleasant smell of the lemon tree also provides a strong case for this container-friendly tree. Gentle, sweet flavors of lemon will waft through rooms. Rid your house of chemical fragrances and air fresheners – the Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree can take care of it for you.