This Variegated Pink Lemon tree is planted in a 21" wide pot. They are supposed to do well in pots and since we haven’t decided yet if we are going to stay in this house or buy another, I decided to keep it in a pot.
This is a smaller variety of lemon tree, which is supposed to have the tartness of the lemons you buy in the grocery store (unlike the Meyer), but still has thorns. This is a variety that is supposed to do well in Miami (FL) and is still a good cooking and lemonade lemon, without too many seeds. This is a type of Eureka lemon that is well suited to my 10B zone. The second picture shows my first baby (tiny) lemon!
Besides the fact that this is a plant with a good tartness, doesn’t have many seeds, should produce abundantly and won’t take up a lot of room in my yard (once it’s planted), I am really looking forward to seeing a full grown lemon.
They are described as being a tigerlike yellow with green stripes on the outside and orangy-pink on the inside. When they are younger the lemons are more greenish. As they mature, they become more yellowish. The 3rd & 4th pictures, I found on the internet.
One thing to note, I had nothing to do between two appointments with clients, and I noticed there was a Walmart (by Miami International Airport) with a big outdoor tent, since their normal garden department was under construction. I like checking out any garden centers that I see, so I went in to take a look. The garden center wasn’t that impressive, probably because it is summer and their normal garden center was undergoing renovations, but I did see that they had several one gallon citrus trees on sale for $ 11.00. This is smaller than I would normally buy, but it was a bargain and the plant has really taken off since being planted in a larger pot. I love when I find something that seems like it is JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR and then I get it at a BARGAIN PRICE! I was a good day!
15 Feb 2012
Pretty “Pink” bloom on my “Pink” Lemonade Tree
29 Nov 2011
Fertilising day 156
I fertilized this tree and sprayed a new flush of growth with a Murphy’s soap & water mixture as an organic way to combat the citrus miners.
30 Aug 2011
Fertilising day 65
This plant has more than doubled in size and is getting fertilzed for the first time.
30 Jun 2011
26 Jun 2011
Transplanted day 0