Potted Lemon Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Louis Spisso
Glenwood, MD
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Question by kesamo
January 3, 2000
I have a everbearing lemon tree I purchased while visiting in Florida. What size container can/should I transplant the tree? I will take it in and put it under lights during the winter (first winter 1999/2000). Also, will it bear fruit? Have lots of blossoms at present.

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2000
If your tree is blooming, it should produce fruit. You didn't say how tall the tree is, so it's difficult to recommend a certain size container. Generally speaking, it's best to use a pot that's about 1/3 as tall as the plant you're putting into it. This size will provide adequate room for the roots, plus will help anchor the tree so it isn't top-heavy and doesn't topple over.

Be sure the container you choose has adequate drainage holes on the bottom - plant roots don't like sitting in water!

Hope you have a great harvest!

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