The Improved Meyer lemon tree is the most popular citrus tree to grow lemons. Every proper garden in the United States should include one to produce delicious lemons. Also known as a “Valley Lemon” in Texas, the Meyer lemon tree is a handsome, ornamental, small citrus tree.
The Meyer lemon tree is the perfect choice to grow fresh new lemons. The Meyer lemon, scientifically known as Citrus × meyeri, is a hybrid citrus fruit native to China that became widely grown in California by the mid-1940s. The tree is perfect for growing an abundance of lemons both indoors and out.
Want to grow your own Meyer lemons? We offer high quality, fast-growing Improved Meyer lemon trees here at US Citrus. Learn more about this lemon tree and fruit below.
Meyer Lemon Fruit
Features of the Meyer lemon:
- Thin skinned with a bright yellow rind, which turns orange-yellow as the fruit ripens on the tree.
- Very juicy, moderately acidic, flowery flavor. Lots of seeds, difficult to peel.
- Meyer lemon trees are prolific fruit producers with incredibly fragrant and beautiful blossoms.
- In regards to growth, the tree grows lemons that are smaller and more cold-resistant than Eureka lemons.
- Further, the lemon juice tastes sweeter than a Eureka and provides a medium lemon flavor. The lemons are less acidic because it is actually a hybrid of a lemon and mandarin.
- Makes a sweet and nutritious lemonade.
- Thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin.
Meyer Lemon Tree
Features of the Meyer lemon tree:
Grow Your Own Meyer Lemons
- The Meyer lemon tree you will receive is carefully micro-budded and grafted, non-GMO, and about 12 inches tall.
- It will ship in a plastic tube and will need to be transplanted as soon as possible into a 15-gallon pot.
- With proper care, the tree will start bearing fruit in its second year.
- You will receive detailed video instructions on how to transplant and care for your tree.
Looking for more lemon trees and lemon varieties? Check out our line of all-natural, fast-growing lemon trees available in our citrus tree shop.