Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Meyer lemon tree

My small Meyer lemon tree has a couple of branches hanging low with fruit which is beginning to turn yellow. Last year I lost all my lemons due to high winds and salt exposure while the tree was blooming, so I'm really excited to have a few this year.

You will also notice a lot of yellow or brown-edged leaves, a result of salt exposure when Hurricane Gustav recently blew past us.

Meyer lemons are the sweetest and the trees are the hardiest of dwarf citrus. (A cousin of mine in Tennessee has a few in her yard!) As long as you can give them a bit of shelter when high winds (full of salt) sweep in from the south, it's a great dwarf tree for your home on the island.

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