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Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, and more Lemons! 
 
Jan. 11, 2012 8:08 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Just how many lemons are on a Meyer lemon tree? Well, lots and lots! We have one, it’s only about 7 feet high but it produces around 600-700 lemons per year. Amazing. We bake lemon chicken, lemon broccoli chicken, Greek chicken with lemon, fish with lemon, freeze lemon juice, and finally lemonade.

Check out the lemonade recipe. It’s good, refreshing, and easy. And if you like lemons, plant a Meyer lemon tree, it takes a good 5 years before it is really producing but it’s great. In fact, forget landscaping with traditional plants you see around town. Use plants you can harvest. Herbs, vegetables, fruits, etc…

Enjoy! 

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Jan. 11, 2012 8:42 pm
Great photos! I'd love to grow my own lemons and maybe limes, too. Do you need more than one tree for proper pollination?
 
Jan. 12, 2012 2:11 am
Lucky, Lucky you! As much as I would love to have a lemon tree in my backyard, Nova Scotia winters just won't allow it. I saw my first lemon tree while visiting my New Zealand relatives about 20 years ago. They are my number one thing never to run out of and I start to panic if I am down to ONE! Salad dressings is where I use most of them! I must go check the fridge right now . . . . .
 
Jan. 12, 2012 5:52 am
We had a bumper crop of lemons last year......not so much this year. I think our tree guy pruned too hard last year. Will have to nurse them aggressively this spring to ensure a better crop next winter. I am so envious of your beautiful bounty of lemons.
 
Jan. 12, 2012 6:13 am
I ought a dwarf Meyer tree about 6 mos ago. Any tips on caring for it? It is indoors presently. Yours looks so beautiful!
 
Lela 
Jan. 12, 2012 6:57 am
I love lemons; however, in Colorado I don't think they would fare the cold winters here. Lemon Bars and Lemon Salad Dressing-Yumm.....!
 
Jan. 12, 2012 7:44 am
They are just so beautiful in and of themselves. Simply heaped into a bowl on the table as decor. Have you tried making lemon vodka or lemoncello?
 
Alicia 
Jan. 12, 2012 9:07 am
I have a lemon and a lime tree here in Missouri, indoors in the winter and outdoors when it is above freezing and I gets lots of lemons and limes each fall.
 
Jan. 12, 2012 10:26 am
Oh man, lucky you! In a former life, I had a MIL that had a lime tree in her back yard. I tell ya, I was so enamored of that, actual citrus growing free and wild.... Can ya tell I'm a BC native...that and paying 1.25 for a lemon
 
Jan. 13, 2012 7:08 pm
I have one tree and it has been fine; actually too many lemons! But better than too few. :)
 
Jan. 13, 2012 7:12 pm
Caring for the tree has been easy, don't do much really. Fertilize once a year and water when dry. I live in the South U.S. so it is outside all the time. On the rare occasions it snows we cover it and put a light under it at night (snows once every 15 years).
 
 
 
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