We have so many lovely citrus varieties that you can choose from on our multi-grafted fruit trees; we thought we’d select just one for the month of September. 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.
Location: at least 6 hours of full sun (morning sun is best), protected from the wind, and not too close to fencing that retains heat (eg colorbond).
Soil: Well drained loamy soil with a pH around 6. Adding lime to your soil will increase your pH and sulphur will lower it.
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).
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.
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.
Our Citrus Fruit Salad Trees are dwarf and grow up to 2 metres. Our Apple and Stone Fruit Salad Trees are 2-3 metres in the ground. They can be espaliered and also grow well in pots.
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.
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Unfortunately, like us, wildlife love feasting on a range of fruit fresh from the tree too! They love stone fruit, apples and citrus alike. Depending on the animal (possums, mice, birds, wallabies, rabbits, flying foxes) eating your fruit there are a few ways to prevent pesky fruit stealers! Read our brief guide to fruit tree pest control methods to keep your citrus, stone and apple trees pest free!
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