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Lemons in December

Dec 16, 2009 -

Improved Meyer Lemons
Early this Fall we planted a couple of Improved Meyer Lemon Trees in front of our Grass Valley Location and now they are bristling with citrus goodness. 
Pattie Boudier
Of course we had to cover these babies with Agribon during our recent snow storm, but besides this little “Inuit-interlude” they have produced a copious yield.  The attractive harvester shown in this picture is our very own Pattie Boudier V.P. getting her hands dirty while wearing a beautiful blue ensemble. 
Harvest Basket and Pruner
Here is a image of our harvest basket filled with small tasty Meyer Lemons.  Pattie said something about making lemon-aid. Lemon-aid in December!  Gotta love that!

Concerning Agribon take a Look at Autumn’s Posting here about her Agribon covered garden during the last snow storm here.


Categories: Fruit Trees, Citrus Trees


Desiree Says:
Jul 19th, 2013 at 11:25 am

I see two little green baby lemons starting to grown on my Meyers Lemon Tree (about 1 inch long) and wondered, do you know how long it will now take for those lemons to fully grow and ripen?

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Aug 7th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Desiree, Meyer lemons usually ripen in fall to winter, and they turn yellow when ripe.

Barbara Says:
Sep 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 am

Hi Charlotte!
I planted my dwarf lemon trees in the ground earlier this year to where they are growing and looking very happy! Unfortunately, where I live (North Georgia/Tennessee line) we have very cold winters. I’ve read up on how to protect these sweet trees during the cold months but I was wondering, do you think they have a chance of surviving? If you do, and if I cover them correctly with blankets/plastic as advised, do you know if I am to still water them during the freezing months or just let them stay covered till warm weather arrives? Thank you.

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Sep 11th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Barbara, Yes, there is hope of your citrus surviving with diligent care.  Using Agribon fabric and create a tent so the fabric and the leaves are not touching, or just barely touching.  You can also add the old-fashioned large Christmas tree lights and turn them on during the cold nights. The fabric should be removed during the days unless there is snow or frost.

Watering during the winter months needs to take into account the dormant state of the plant.  Usually a young plant will be watered once every 2-3 weeks and mature plants between 3-4 week with a deep watering.

We explain the kinds of Agribon fabric and their uses here http://groworganic.com/organic-gardening/articles/find-the-right-floating-row-cover-for-plant-protection

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