[gardeners] RE: Lemon Trees

wvancamp@earthlink.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 13 Oct 2002 21:55:59 -0700

Well, this has been interesting.  I confess that I grew interested in the
meyer lemon due to the M. Stewart recommendation around a year ago.  However,
since you all are knowledgable about lemon trees, which type do you recommend?
 My husband was telling me that he'd rather have an eureka lemon.  Personally,
I just want one with few seeds, a good lemon flavor for cooking and one that
will stay small so that I can grow it in a large pot on my patio.  I have
heard of Lisbons, but I haven't seen any at the nurserys.  All they seem to
carry are the eurekas or the meyers.

Thanks. :)

> The old Meyer lemons I have seen are kind of round and look like they might
> be a cross between an orange and a lemon.  I understand CA allows only the
> Improved Meyer but AZ still prohibits both.
> Our lemon tree is Lisbon, a vicious, thorny, prolific tree that needs to be
> cut back every few years.  We get enough lemons from it for us, for several
> families of snowbird relatives, and still have quite a bit left over to haul
> to the food bank.