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.
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).
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!
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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If your Fruit Salad Tree is not looking as vivacious as it should be, then it may have something to do with the soil conditions that it is getting its growing nutrients from. It is always good practice, to take a sample before you fertilise to ensure your tree gains all of the benefits from the application.
Knowing your pH levels are important as certain nutrients are absorbed at various pH levels and different plants benefit from different amounts of nutrients. To do a pH reading...
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!
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