Lemon tree: only one fruit, but the tree lives!
Friday, 23 Sep 11 Cloudy 13°C / 55°F
I can confidently say that the lemon tree has survived!
It was an opportunistic rescue from a car park project that was performed in the heat of summer and with no chance to plan or organize. It’s recovered well, even if it did take 18 months to be sure.
It has one fruit on it and judging purely by appearances I’ll punt on it being a Lisbon or Eureka. (opinions welcomed)
It has vicious spikes on the new growth (tuck those elbows in says flowerweaver). The young leaves are a red colour on emergence and the fruit has that distinctive ‘pip’ on the end, all with rough dimpled skin. My mouth puckers as I try and describe it, so it must be one of the really high acid types! :-)
- Blurry side shot of the sole lemon
- End on of the same
- The tree as it is now
- (older photo) The tree 10 minutes after it had been unceremoniously uprooted (the rags had been moistened prior to placing over the exposed roots.)
- (older photo) The way all trees should be transported? Laying flat on a trailer with virtually no rootball to speak of, certainly there were only a handful of feeder roots.