Question - How fast does a Eureka lemon tree grow?

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The tree: The variegated pink Eureka lemon is usually sold in a 5-gallon container when it's 2 to 3 years old. In the ground, it grows 12 to 15 feet tall. Keep it small enough for a pot by pruning the foliage and roots every four to five years. Most lemon trees can take about three years after planting to yield some lemons suitable for picking, that is long as they are cared for correctly. If you grow a lemon tree from seed, it may take from three-six years for the tree to be capable of producing fruit. Citrus is a rather slow growing tree and it could take 10 to 15 years to reach its full height. A semi-dwarf citrus grows to about two-thirds the size of a standard tree. Depending on the citrus variety a mature semi-dwarf tree reaches between 15' and 20' tall. Grass takes away nutrients that the lemon tree needs to grow properly. Fertilize the lemon tree each month from spring to summer for the first year with a fertilizer containing nitrogen. In subsequent years, space the fertilizing every four to six weeks. Apply the fertilizer evenly over the ground above the roots. Eureka lemon trees grow to between 10 and 20 feet tall, with a spreading and open growth habit. They are almost thornless with sparse foliage in comparison to Meyer lemons. Meyer lemon trees are smaller, bushy trees that make ideal container plants and have also been grown as hedges.

Watering Tips Plus, watering a lemon tree's foliage and fruit can make it more susceptible to disease. Water any newly planted lemon trees every other day for the first week, and then one or two times a week for two months. In the first two years of life, water new lemon trees every five days or so during dry periods.

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Lemons from the grocery store can inexpensively provide seeds to grow lemon trees. Spread the lemon seeds evenly over the soil surface while they're still moist. Sprinkle a half-inch layer of seed-raising mix over the seeds and lightly tamp the soil.

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By the time the tree reaches maturity at around 5 years, apply 3 to 4 pounds two to three times yearly.

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Growing a lemon tree isn't that difficult. As long as you provide their basic needs, growing lemons can be a very rewarding experience.

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The best soil pH for growing lemon trees and other citrus is 6. 5, according to University of California Riverside Research Facility. If your soil has a higher pH, use mulches that acidify the soil, like pine needles or coffee grounds. Regularly test your soil's pH to avoid making it too acidic.

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Leave potted lemon trees in cooler temperatures, around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, for at least a few hours every day in the winter and early spring. Lemon trees are subtropical plants, and they will not bloom if they are in constantly warm climates. Cooler temperatures encourage the plant to bloom.

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Fruit Appearance You should pick your lemons as they turn completely yellow. Any fruit with green should be left on the tree to continue to ripen, where it will drop in acid content. If you keep lemons on the tree past the fully ripened stage, their flavor turns from sweet-tart and juicy to dry, pithy and flavorless.

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The nitrogen fertilizer needs of lemon trees increase as they grow until full growth is achieved. Feed a lemon tree 1 pound of 6-6-6 fertilizer split up into three applications for a 1-year-old tree. Add a pound of fertilizer each year until the tree is mature, around 8 years old.

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The average depth of the longer or tap roots ranges from 7 to 12 feet deep. Soil conditions do affect the depth of the longer roots.

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All plants in the citrus family love full sun, around 7 to 8 hours of sunlight is essential. If growing lemon tree indoors, use grow lights to provide adequate lighting inside.

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You can't plant a lemon seed to grow a lemon tree. Sure, that seed will grow, but it probably won't produce fruit. While this lemon plant produces consistently good fruit, the seed inside that fruit should be considered a whole new variety that is yet unknown.