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Supermarket Lemon Share!

Posted by joeturbo26 7 NYC (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 19, 13 at 9:51

Hello all!

Just wanted to share my supermarket lemon seed progress! I germinated the first batch of organic supermarket lemon seeds around July/August--I am really impressed at the progress!

Here they are in the ziplock.
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Here they are today!
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And here are some seedlings I started from a supermarket meyer lemon. These I started Sept/Oct.
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Question on the first two... Should I remove any of the leaves or prune anything to help them grow more vigorously? Any suggestions to get them big enough to put them outside this summer?

All tips/advice is very much welcomed and appreciated :)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

more leaf area = greater overall growth, so I would not prune unless you have some specific goal in mind, such as a specific shape...

But I'm very impressed, those seedlings look great!

RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

Are you planning on grafting onto rootstock? Citrus grown from seeds can take years to produce fruit. If they ever do flower.

RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

No, do not remove any leaves or prune, yet. Not big enough, and your seedling need every single leaf in order to conduct photosynthesis. They'll be big enough to go outside in the summer.

Patty S.

RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

Thanks all! citrus_BC no, I am not planning on grafting it. As for shape, I'd like to keep it in a relatively small container but nothing specific :)

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

fabaceae_native I am actually quite impressed myself!

RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

Let them grow wild for the time being.
The taller seedlings should be fertilized consistently for maximum growth.


RE: Supermarket Lemon Share!

Lemons produce sooner than most citrus. The trees grow fast. Lemons are very cold sensitive and cant be grown in ground in your area so they need to stay in pots. You will have to read up on how to place these trees outside for the summer. I have had big problems going out. Bringing them back in for winter is much easier.


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