Answer: The Meyer Lemon Tree is a hardy variety and the best lemon tree for sub-tropical climates, or grown indoors as a houseplant. Tthe Meyer Lemon is not actually a lemon, but a cross between a lemon, a type of orange and a mandarin. While it retains most of the characteristics of a lemon, it has a bit less acidity, less bitterness, more sweetness and thinner skin. The skin of the Meyer Lemon lacks the typical zest of a real lemon.
The Meyer Lemon bears heavily when mature. Its crop size increases as the plant matures. It may bear 10 or more lemons even at 3 years old. The fruit is green in color until it matures. When mature on the tree, the Meyer Lemon changes to a yellow-orange color. That will take longer than most people expect! The main crop matures in the summer. Indoors, the Meyer Lemon Tree can bear fruit nearly all year long.
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