Lemon – Citrus lemon

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VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
EUREKA
(similar to Lisbon, Sicilian, Harvey)
Citrus limon var. Eureka
EVERBEARING FEW
0 – 5
SMALL
2” – 2½”
Moderately vigorous, spreading growth habit, thorny. Very juicy, acidic, excellent for cooking. Common commercial variety. Similar to grocery variety. Cold sensitive.
MEYER
Lemon X orange or mandarin
Citrus limon meyeri
EVERBEARING MANY
10
MEDIUM
2½” – 3”
Yellowish orange rind. Pulp is usually dark yellow color, very juicy & tender, less acid than true lemon.. . Exceptionally smooth, soft & thick but lacks the typical lemon peel oil aroma; purple blooms. Small compact growing habit. Most cold tolerant of all lemons. Popular for dooryard planting.
PONDEROSA
Lemon X citron
Citrus limon var. ponderosa
EVERBEARING MANY
7 – 15
X LARGE
3” – 5”
Moderately juicy, fairly acidic. Very large, white & fragrant blooms. Thick, bumpy, fleshy rind. Small growth habit, used in CA for garden ornamental, large leaves & very thorny. Small-medium size tree (10-25 ft). Good for cooking. Cold sensitive.
SAMBO (Sweet)
lemon X tangerine
NOV – DEC MANY LARGE
3” – 3½”
Rough skin, oval-shaped like Orlando tangelo. Good tasting, peel orange color, easily peeled. Moderately juicy, lemon-like flavor. Origin Japan. Sweet (no acid). Cold hardy.
VARIEGATED PINK LEMON
Citrus limon var. variegata
NOV – MAR FEW
0 – 6
SM – MED
2½” – 2¾”
Foliage and fruit are uniquely variegated. Flesh is pink in color. Cold sensitive.

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