Growing Citrus

Story: Growing Citrus
Episode: 01
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 6th February

Growing Citrus

  • There’s the classic Eureka Lemon a form developed in California in 1858 from an Italian lemon variety.
  • The Italians had lemons about 200 Ad but the Egyptians had cultivate lemons 700 years before that at least.
  • They are believed to have originated in northwest India before being traded across central Asia.
  • There is a dwarf variety called lemonicious, a small meyer lemon variety. This variety only produces one crop a year in the autumn period with a few summer fruit available.
  • The lemonicious tree gets to a max height of 2 metres. It will produce around 150 fruit per crop.