Our Lemon Range
Lemons are a staple for every home gardener! Everyone needs a lemon in the backyard or in a pot on the balcony. Used in culinary masterpieces from around the world or simply in your gin and tonic or on your fish and chips. Why not plant a few different varieties to ensure you have fruit all year round?
LEMON EUREKA (Citrus limon ‘Eureka)
The Eureka is the most popular backyard lemon in Australia. Although the Eureka is a strong grower, regular pruning encourages a bushier habit that is easier to maintain. The fruit is large with medium to thick skin and plenty of strong acidic juice making it ideal for cooking or on fish and chips. The Eureka Lemon produces its heaviest crop in winter, but spot fruits all year round, so you're nearly always guaranteed a lemon. Also see our Dwarf Eureka Lemon variety.
LEMON MEYER (Citrus limon ‘Meyer’)
The Meyer Lemon is a smaller sized tree, growing to a maximum of 2.5 metres, so its a good pot specimen for those gardeners short on space. It produces numerous crops of medium sized lemons throughout the year making it ideal for home gardeners where picking a small quantity of lemons for regular use is highly desirable. The fruit has softer skin, turning a deep golden colour when ripe. The Meyer contains an abundance of juice that is slightly sweeter and less acidic than other lemons, but be warned using Meyer juice in a cheesecake may prevent it setting! On the plus side, Meyer Lemons are the most cold tolerant citrus. Also see our Dwarf Meyer Lemon variety.
LEMON LISBON (Citrus limon ‘Lisbon’)
The Lisbon Lemon is the most common commercially grown lemon in Australia. It is a very vigorous tree, growing up to 7 metres high under ideal conditions in its lifetime. The fruit is very good quality with a thin skin, high juice content and acidity. This variety produces a very heavy crop in mid-winter to early spring. Also see our Dwarf Lisbon Lemon variety.
The Lemonade variety originated in Australia and was promoted by Engall's Nursery, even making the front page of the Sydney morning Herald in the late 1980s. It is now widely grown in backyards throughout Australia. The Lemonade looks like a lemon, but is a lot sweeter, has a refreshing tang and makes a refreshing drink when juiced. It can be eaten straight from the tree, just like a mandarin or an orange. It truly has to be tasted to be appreciated. The tree is an upright grower that produces an abundance of fruit, ripening mid winter. Lemonade fruit is almost impossible to find in a fruit shop, so be the envy of all your friends and grow this delicious fruit at your place. Also see our Dwarf Lemonade variety.