#review: Improved Meyer Lemon Tree @FastGrowingTree

 

About Improved Meyer Lemon Tree

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  • 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.
  • FUN tree.
  • Trouble-free citrus tree.

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My Thoughts on the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree

IMAG0100You 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!

IMAG0108The 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.

IMAG0107Today 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.

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Disclosure: I received an Improved Meyer Lemon Tree to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed above are my own.

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  1. This is very interesting. I love fresh squeezed lemonade and my husband and I have discussed getting a lemon tree or two. I’m surprised that it can withstand such low temperatures too.

    • Yep, mine have been outside to about 20 degrees for a few days. After that I would probably bring them inside or into a garage.

  2. I had no idea you could also have them inside – that must smell wonderful! I’m excited to see how your new tree does in a few months or so :)

  3. Living in FL, these would be PERFECT on my deck. Does this company sell other fruit trees as well? Going to their site now to look. Thanks for the review.

  4. Oh I bet that smells amazing, I love the smell of lemons. I would probably kill it quickly though, I’ve never been very good with plants or trees. I hope to try a few flowers this year.

  5. Yep, I am in Florida too and I MUST check these out. We have been wanting to add some fruit trees to our yard – but I am WAY too impatient to not start with a tree that is a few years old! HA!

  6. That sounds so cool! I miss fruit trees up here in IL. We have apple trees up here. We have cherry trees in our backyard but haven’t attempted to do anything with them yet.

  7. Oh I def. want one of these! Going to browse their website. THANKS!
    Kas