Fruit in Focus | Meyer Lemon

February 12, 2020

Fruit in Focus | Meyer Lemon

Fruit in Focus: Meyer Lemon

We have so many lovely citrus varieties that you can choose from on our multi-grafted fruit trees; we thought we'd better introduce them all. Meyer Lemons are a great citrus fruit variety to consider for your Fruit Salad Tree. They are a great addition to your garden and for you with numerous health benefits. Meyer lemons sport glossy, deep evergreen leaves, beautiful fragrant flowers and a steady supply of luscious yellow fruit. A perfect addition for the home cook; adding gorgeous flavour to your favourite marinades, dressings, drinks, jams and baking like scrumptious lemon meringue pies.

Notes: Produces loads of fruit - main production in winter with some cropping in spring through summer. Grows well in tropical hot conditions but is also tolerant to cold and frost.

Fruit characteristics: Low in acidity and Pectin, thin rind with a deep yellow colour, sweeter than most other lemons, really juicy. Don’t pick them too early, wait for the skin to change from green to dark yellow – the flavour will be much sweeter.

Blossoms: White with a purple base

meyer lemon flowers on a fruit salad tree

Pollination Information: Meyer Lemons are self-fertile.

Height: When planted in the ground our multi-grafted citrus Fruit Salad Trees will grow to approximately 2 meters.

pH Range: 6-7 pH Citrus do not like acidic soils.

Frost: At maturity your Fruit Salad Tree will be able to grow in temperatures of -8C. Note: While a citrus tree is young it is advisable to look at frost preventative measures.

Fruiting Season: April - July (longer in warmer climates)

Preferred Climate: Subtropical, warm temperate but will grow in most regions of Australia with proper care.

with proper care.

How to grow Citrus

Location: at least 6 hours of full sun (morning sun is best), protected from the wind, and when in a warm climate do not locate your fruit trees too close to fencing that retains heat (eg colorbond). Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity as will placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant as the water evaporates.

Soil: Well drained loamy soil with a pH around 6.0 -7.0. Adding lime to your soil will increase your pH and sulphur will lower it. For more information click here

Fertilisation: Add some old compost or manure to your soil as citrus trees grow well in nitrogen rich soils. You can also consider adding a slow release fertiliser with trace elements (when grown in pots you may need to fertilise more regularly). Always follow the directions on the container.

Pruning: Remember to balance your multi-grafted Fruit Salad citrus tree every 2-3 weeks during the growing phase of Spring & Summer and as the weather cools, once a month for best results!

Frost: At maturity your Fruit Salad Tree will be able to grow in temperatures of -8C. Note: While a citrus tree is young it is advisable to look at frost preventative measures.

Watering in pots: Keep the soil moist but not wet! If growing in a pot don’t sit it in water - citrus hate wet feet, but love drained soil, so ensure that there is a chance for good drainage.

Watering in the ground: Over Winter, aim to keep the soil moist, and over Summer, try to give it a good deep water every week or so, depending on your area, so that the water reaches the deeper roots and doesn't pool at the top layers of soil.


Lime mandarin orange lemon fruit salad tree in ground four years old

More tree care tips

For further tips on growing your multi-grafted Fruit Salad Tree look at balancing your Fruit Salad Tree, planting your tree in a pot, planting your tree in the ground, find out what causes citrus leaves to turn yellow, and what causes citrus leaves to curl.

Check out our comprehensive Pest + Disease Guide for clues on what might be hindering the growth of your Fruit Salad Tree.


different citrus on one tree lemon lime mandarin orange

Sign up for seasonal tree care tips and discounts

Our nursery team prepare current, in depth tree care guides each month, which give you the information you need to care for your Fruit Salad Tree as the seasons change. By signing up, you'll also receive our VIP specials. Sign up here, and unsubscribe at any time.

Fruit Salad Trees make perfectly different gifts!

Our gift cards are emailed instantly, so give the gift that keeps on giving! Let them choose the fruit to grow on their tree, and we'll deliver to their doorstep, Australia wide. If you'd like to surprise them with a Fruit Salad Tree, choosing the fruit can be difficult, so here's our guide to choosing the different fruit for your loved one to grow!

free shipping australia wide fruit trees

You can also shop our wide range of trees now and check out our current specials here!

Shop all trees with Lemon:




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Fruit in Focus

Fruit in Focus: Flicks Yellow Pomelo/Pummelo

February 17, 2020

Continue Reading

Peachcot a tropical fruit growing in all climates of Australia
Fruit in Focus | Peachcot

February 12, 2020

A lot of people haven't heard of this delightful stone fruit. The peachcot is a hybrid between a peach and an apricot. It has a firmer flesh with a sweeter and less tart flavour than an Apricot. Botanically a peach but the fruit is small and orange, looking more like an Apricot. Low chill and can be even grown in the subtropics. They have a small clingstone seed that is easy to remove when the fruit is ripe.

Continue Reading

Fruit in Focus | Washington Navel Orange
Fruit in Focus | Washington Navel Orange

February 12, 2020

Washington Navels are one of the most popular orange varieties grown in Australia. They are a great addition to your garden and for you with numerous health benefits. Navels are a perfect for the home cook; adding a gorgeous flavour to your favourite salads, drinks, desserts and marmalades. Grown across Australia in all climates bar frosty alpine climates, Fruit Salad Trees make the perfectly unique gift for your loved ones!

Continue Reading