Improved Meyer Lemon
Looking for a nice Lemon tree to grow in your Bahamas yard? The Improved Meyer Lemon is believed to be a hybrid of lemon and orange parentage. The tree was brought to the United States from China in 1908.
According to UCR, the Improved Meyer Lemon "tree is [a] moderately vigorous and cold hardy, shrubby, relatively small in size at maturity. It is an attractive garden tree. Meyer lemon flowers intermittently throughout the year, but the main season is in the spring. The fruit is medium-sized, short-elliptical, with a smooth, thin, yellow-orange rind. The flesh is light orange-yellow, moderately seedy, juicy, and acidic. The aroma and flavor of Meyer lemon is distinctive and many find it especially desirable. The original Meyer lemon introductions were symptom less carriers of the tristeza virus, but the Improved Meyer lemon trees now available are virus-free."
The "fruit [is] medium in size, oblong to short elliptical, sometimes faintly ribbed; base rounded, sometimes faintly necked and radially furrowed; apex rounded or with low, broad nipple. Rind thin, soft; surface very smooth; tightly adherent; color yellowish-orange to orange. Segments about 10; axis small and solid. Flesh color light orange-yellow; tender, very juicy; lemon-flavored and acid. Moderately seedy. Crop distributed somewhat throughout the year but mainly in winter.
"The Meyer lemon compares favorably with the sweet orange for both cold and heat resistance and thus has a much wider range of climatic adaptation than either the common lemon or lime for which it is used as a substitute. The fruit is remarkably affected by climatic factors and differs greatly in appearance in different regions." -According to The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967).
- 1 gallon & 7 gallon pots
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