The lemon, Citrus limon, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to South Asia, primarily North eastern India. Its fruits are round in shape.
The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.
|4485||Lemon, Eureka||3 Gallon||Tree height averages 10-12 feet tall. Very wide spreading tree, prefers full sun, thorny, sweet blossom fragrance, very acidic, sweet juice. Cold Hardy.|
|4486||Lemon, Improved Meyer||3 Gallon||A small tree with crops of large seedy fruit from August to January. Heavy bearer. Thin-skinned, smooth, bright yellow, very juicy. Grows to about 10' tall and 8'-10' in diameter. Cold hardy.|
|4487||Lemon, Iranian||3 Gallon||Large fruit, similar to the ponderosa lemon, but more cold hardy. Tree produces a large, bumpy skinned lemon, usually weighing 2-4 pounds. Extremely fragrant blooms, heavy producer. Excellent for juicing or cooking. Plant in the ground, or in large container.|
|4488||Lemon, Lisbon||3 Gallon||A good quality bitter lemon with high juice and acid levels. The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Thorny tree that is very vigorous and productive.|
|4489||Lemon, Ponderosa||3 Gallon||Ponderosa lemon trees are slow growing and thorny but reach a height of 12 to 24 feet at maturity. While the fruit are extremely larger than that of a normal lemon, they have the same flavor and acidity. Produces a very large amount of juice from one lemon. Can be planted in the ground or kept in a container.|
|4490||Lemon, Ujukitsu||3 Gallon||Lemon-Orange cross, originally from Japan. We like to juice and serve over ice for lemonade. It's delicious. Our good friend Gil adds something special and calls it Ujodka.|
|4491||Lemon, Variegated Pink||3 Gallon||Beautiful green, white and yellow leaves. Great outdoors (protect during freeze) or container grown indoors or out as a patio plant. Drought tolerant and very adaptable to soil conditions. Can grow 8-12ft tall. Fruit rind is green and yellow striped.|