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3ft 4 Seasons Lemon Tree | Grafted Mini-Stem | 5L Pot

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3ft 4 Seasons Lemon Tree | Grafted Mini-Stem | 5L Pot

A remarkable, self fertile, heavy-cropping, little tree with glossy, dark green leaves and smooth-skinned, bright golden fruit with exceptional flavour. This clever variety is unique in that it keeps on producing flowers from spring to autumn, so it is possible to have flowers, small, un-ripened fruit as well as ready-to-pick lemons on the plant at the same time. One of the hardiest lemon trees available, it can be grown on a sunny patio in summer, but will need an unheated conservatory or greenhouse to over-winter.

This is a grafted citrus tree which improves the fruiting in the UK climate and leads to fruiting at a younger age.

Characteristics

  • Arrives as: 5l polypot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 60-95cm overall height inc. pot
  • Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1-1.5mts
  • Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Harvesting Period: Oct-April
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flowering Period: April-September
  • Tolerance: Full sun, avoid frost
  • Uses: Culinary
  • Hardiness: Semi Hardy
  • Exposure:Sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: Self fertile
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Effectively sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, ensures that you get what you pay for. Plants raised from seed will vary from the parent plants and there will be a wide variation in the size or shape of a tree and the quality and quantity of fruit it produces. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. However, the size that a fruit tree ultimately grows to is dependent on a number of factors:

    • The fruit variety ( i.e. Apple Braeburn)
    • How it’s pruned
    • Soil type
    • Position
    • Its rootstock

Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For instance a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of tree, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

Where you grow your fruit tree and the soil it is growing in also impacts on its ability to grow and thus eventual size. Most fruit trees need a good amount of sunshine to grow well and for the fruit to ripen with high sugar content. Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for the soil, with trees growing in light sandy soils generally growing more slowly and not reaching such a large size as those in rich fertile soils which will be more vigorous and taller growing.

  • Pollination: pollination group 5, self-fertilising

Self-fertilising tree may be planted with our other varieties in pollination close pollination groups to ensure the best pollination. Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blooming time, limiting the activity of insects.

Each fruiting tree has ideal pollination partners. These are divided into groups and are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if variety is planted near another tree of the same group, or from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4). The major cause of poor pollination is bad weather in blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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More Information
Colour Test Sand
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Species Citrus Plants, Fruit Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Lemon
Uses Dessert
Colour Sand
Material Clay
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Rootstock Extreme Dwarfing Rootstock Fruit Trees
Supplied As 5L Pot
Rootstock Semi Dwarfing
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Fruit Trees

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