Have a lemon tree at home

Lemon Tree

My father in law has a nice lemon Tree in your garden that you can enjoy from the kitchen window. During the season, it gives away magnificent fruits that we enjoy in lemonades, with meats or in marinades.

The fruit trees They are always a good option to have in the garden not only because of their natural beauty but also because with them we will have fresh and natural fruits. If you want to plant a lemon tree you can start researching about it.

The scientific name of this fruit tree is Citrus lemon It is a medium to large, strong-growing tree that has an open crown, white flowers and evergreen, aromatic leaves with thorns on the branches.

El lemon Tree needs to be in a sheltered place even though full sun because it is very sensitive to frost. During the winter, it is recommended to protect it with a plastic to prevent it from suffering excesses from the cold. When watering, hard water must be avoided, that is, those with excess salts.

From time to time, it will be necessary to podar the tree and shorten it In order to take care of its growth and that it is then balanced, thus achieving good air circulation. Thinning and pruning will help you have a better harvest. On the other hand, it is recommended to prevent diseases because if the tree's crown is very closed, it increases the probability of attacks by mealybugs. Other frequent enemies of the lemon tree are ants, spider mites and aphids. Among the most common diseases are gummies and sooty mold.

When harvesting the lemon tree, you have to separate the fruit from the tree carefully. The time for harvesting is between June and March.

Ideal for the garden and to take care of health, the lemon is a highly recommended fruit for its low fat content and for its contribution of vitamin C. On the other hand, it helps to absorb iron from food, it is favorable for metabolism and it is antirust so it protects cells.

More information - The growth of fruit trees

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  1.   Pink Jeldres Labra said

    I need to know how to combat the gum disease of my lemon trees and other fruit trees

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello rosa.
      Copper oxychloride fungicides are the most effective against gummies. You can get it at nurseries and garden stores.
      A greeting.

  2.   Inma said

    Hello, I have a lemon tree and I want to cut the highest branches a little, so that it is not too tall, it has lemons all year round and I would not want to spoil it. Knowing that it is in Granada (Spain) in which month is it better to cut them? All the best

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Inma.
      You can prune it at the end of winter, before it resumes its growth 🙂

      1.    Inma said

        Thank you !!!! regards !!

        1.    Monica Sanchez said

          Greetings to you!