Ponderosa Lemon (Citrus x limon 'Ponderosa') in the Citrus Fruits Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12 to 24 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet, possibly 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Fruits are large and heavy, the size of grapefruits and can weigh 3 to 5 pounds each! Fruit has a thick, bumpy rind.
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Somtimes tinged purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Grafting to various citrus rootstock
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by LarryR (South Amana, IA - Zone 5a) on Oct 1, 2012 12:26 AM

I ordered this Ponderosa lemon from a comic book at age 15. It has been with me for 56 years! I've kept it a manageable size by pruning both stems and roots. It currently resides year round in our barroom under a grow light. I hand pollinate whenever it blooms. We're still getting lemons. The first lemon it produced weighed 2 1/4 pounds!

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