About Improved Meyer Lemon Tree
It grows indoors and out, withstanding temperatures as low as 22 F.
You get a lot of lemons.
A great-tasting lemon.
Fresh, delightful scent from fresh citrus blooms.
Trouble-free citrus tree.
My Thoughts on the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree
You wanna know how much I like lemon trees? This is my 4th one. I didn’t realize until after I received my delivery that Fast Growing Trees was based out of Charlotte, NC which may be the reason why it arrived so quickly. Although delivery was expected to take a few days, it took 1 day!
I received an almost 4 foot tall Improved Meyer Lemon Tree which currently sells for $58.95 on their website. It’s a decent deal, especially with the free shipping when you spend $99. Based on the tag, the tree is about 1 1/2 years old, so I won’t expect it to bear fruit until the summer of 2013. However, you can see the buds are starting to develop, so it will definitely be flowering in a few months. You’re supposed to pinch off the flowers so the tree spends its energy growing, instead of growing fruit, the first few years, but that will be hard for me to do, to be honest. I want to see (and eat) the fruit!
The plant did sit, opened, in the house for a few days until I could get to the store for dirt, and I repotted it this afternoon. The tree appears to be healthy, about 1 1/2 years old, and ready to deliver some awesomely smelling blooms in just a few months. I cannot wait! I did get it planted a little crooked, although I didn’t notice until I was already done, but I’ll continue to prop up the tree until it gets more established.
Today was my first gardening day of 2012, and although I don’t expect the weather to get colder before spring, if it does, I’ll just bring the plant indoors for a few days or weeks. Here’s 2 last pictures of the other 3 lemon trees. The ones that’s not in bloom was left outside this winter, but the 2 that are blooming came in the house. They smell so good. It will be fun to just grab a few lemons off the tree this coming fall, and then make lemonade with the girls again.
Disclosure: I received an Improved Meyer Lemon Tree to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed above are my own.