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Popular home garden citrus. Brought from China in 1908 by Frank Meyer, it is likely a hybrid of lemon and orange or mandarin. "Improved" refers to the California state tested, virus-free clone, a collaborative discovery of Joe Grimshaw and Floyd Dillon in the early 1950's. Trees are more compact than true lemons and are ideal for container growing, indoors or outside. Often two bloom cycles, spring and fall, providing fruit much of the year. Mature fruit takes on a golden hue.
Less acidic than Eureka or Lisbon lemon, with a softer rind. Unique flavor versatile for many uses, including desserts, salad dressing, and marinades.
- USDA Zones: 9-10 (grow in containers in other zones)
- Protect Below: 32°F
- Harvest Time: Fall-Spring
Add a little zest to your garden! Citrus trees are potted, evergreen, semi-dwarf, 1 ½-years-old, pencil caliper, 12”-18” tall measured from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. They will, with good care, produce fragrant, self-pollinating flowers and wonderful fruit. Mature height 8’–12’, but can be pruned to suit in ground or in containers.
Choose a sunny location, in well drained soil, sheltered from wind. They are affected by freezing temperatures, and in many locales require frost protection.
Order by Wednesday to ship the following Monday/Tuesday. These are evergreen trees and thus the dormant bare root guarantee does not apply. Your trees will arrive in good, viable condition. Contact us immediately if they do not. Non-taxable.
Note: Citrus cannot ship during periods of very cold or very hot temperatures. Trees can ship between April through June and September through November.
Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU, FL, TX, AZ
Cannot ship via USPS.
Cannot ship via SmartPost.
Up to 12 CitrusTree may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
Shipping Weight: 3.25 lb
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