Sunday, November 29, 2009
This meyer lemon tree was a splurge in a moment of weakness at our local nursery. I am notorious for my ability to kill house plants, but since this one produces food, I have managed to keep it alive. After months of watching two small lemons grow, I now have two ripe fruits. They are tiny (golf ball sized). Today I picked the first one. It smells and tastes amazing! I made some hot lemon water to bring out the fragrant lemon-blossom taste of the fruit. Wowee!
Citrus trees fruit mostly in the winter, and the tree is now in full bloom. The house smells super, and I'm hoping that fruit will set and I'll have more lemons in a few months.
Meyer lemon trees can grow quite large indoors in containers, in most climates. They need a lot of light (mine isn't getting enough) and they like to be misted (hard to accomplish in dry-bones NM). So far, mine is struggling along ok. I hope one day it will be a large, productive, indoor fruit tree.