Lemons (Citrus limon)

EUREKA LEMON (Citrus limon 'Eureka')

Eureka Lemon

The more traditional (your grandmother probably had one), larger growing backyard lemon. Although can grow tall, regularly pruning encourages a bushier habit that is easier to maintain. Lemons are large with a medium to thick skin with plenty of strong acidic juice, great for cooking or on those fish and chips. The best benefit is the Eureka fruits all year round, with the heaviest crop in winter, so you’re nearly always guaranteed a lemon

Also see Dwarf Eureka lemon


LISBON LEMON (Citrus limon 'Lisbon')

The Lisbon Lemon is the most commonly grown lemon in Australia. It is a very vigorous tree, up to 8m high, and contains thorns. The Lisbon lemon produces very high quality lemons with a thin skin, good juicy and high acidity. Once a year the Lisbon Lemon produces a heavy crop of fruit in mid winter to early spring.

MEYER LEMON (Citrus limon * meyer)

Meyer Lemon Meyer is a smaller growing bushy tree, growing to a maximum height of 2.5 metres. It produces numerous crops of medium sized lemons throughout the year. The fruit has a softer skin, turning a deep golden colour when fully ripe, containing an abundance of juice that is slightly sweeter, and containing less acid than other lemons. (You may have trouble getting your cheesecake to set, using Meyer lemons). This lemon also makes a fantastic pot specimen. The most cold tolerant citrus

See also Dwarf Meyer Lemon  


LemonadeThe Lemonade variety originated in Australia and was launched and promoted by Engall’s Nursery, even making front page of the Sydney morning Herald in the late Eighties. It is now widely grown in backyards throughout Australia. The Lemonade, looks like a lemon, but can be eaten straight from the tree, just like a mandarin or orange. It’s a lot sweeter than a lemon with a refreshing tang. It truly has to be tasted to be appreciated. It makes a refreshing drink when juiced. The tree is upright grower that produces an abundance of fruit, ripening mid winter. Be the envy of all your friends when they sample this unusual fruit, that can’t be purchased at the fruit shop.

See also Dwarf Lemonade  

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Engall's Expert Tips

Engall's expert tip

For lemons all year round we suggest the Eureka or Meyer lemon varieties.

If you have a possum problem try a Lisbon lemon, because its thorny nature tends to keep these little critters away.


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