Meyer lemon site

Sara Malone Zone 9bOctober 7, 2012

I just purchased an espaliered improved Meyer lemon, having planned to put it on the south wall of a structure. For various reasons, it turns out that that is not a good spot. Another potential site is the east wall. Will it received enough sun in that location? There is no overhang. I'm in Sonoma County.


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Meyers will grow quite well and produce plenty of fruit with as little as 2-3 hours of direct sunlight; so the east wall will be just fine, as long as you don't have a tall fence or other building too close for the sun to catch it in the morning. Be glad you didn't choose the south wall; an espaliered Meyer would likely get overheated in that position.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 2:20PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Thanks very much! Nothing close to it, so it will get sun until noon or so. I appreciate your help.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 8:02PM
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I planted a small Meyers Lemon tree in June( outside, in North FL, it, had 3 green lemons, it's October and I still have 3 "bigger" green lemons!
I keep waiting for them to turn Yellow! How long does that usually take? 4 months just seems long
Thanks for your help,
~ my mouth is watering just waiting :)~

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 12:59PM
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You can expect your lemons to reach maturity, meaning 8.5 Brix, around the beginning of November; if you leave them on the tree longer, they will develop more yellow color. Normal time from bloom to harvest for Meyers is 7-9 months.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 2:20PM
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