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Pink Eureka Lemon Tree

R350.00

Pink lemons discovered on a wild California lemon tree have a rosy colour inside due to lycopene, the same substance in tomatoes. They have few seeds, making juicing easy.

Pink lemons have a tart, lip-puckering taste similar to the more common, non-pink Eureka lemon. However, their flavour becomes sweeter as they age, making them less acidic than you would expect from a lemon.
Pink Eureka Lemon Trees reach a height of 3-5m with a width of 2-3m. They are often pruned to keep the fruit within easy reach.
Lemons are available almost all year round, but the season can vary from year to year.
If you want to take your desserts to the next level, consider using pink lemons. These citrus fruits have a unique flavour profile that is less acidic and more floral than traditional lemons. This makes them an ideal choice for adding a touch of sweetness to your desserts. Refrain from settling for the ordinary when you can elevate your culinary creations with the delicious taste of pink lemons. As they ripen, they become even less acidic and sweeter.

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Position: Plant your pink lemon tree in full sun, if possible. If not, partial shade will do.

Soil: It is important to choose well-draining soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Using a bag or two of acid compost should be sufficient.

Water: Water your tree regularly.

Mulch – Mulch around the lemon tree with green pine needles or pine bark (stocked by Just Berry Plants). Mulch will maintain soil moisture and keep the soil slightly acidic. Mulch acts as a natural insulator, helping to keep roots warm and healthy. Do not let the mulch touch the plant stem, as it may cause infection or rot.

Fertiliser – Lemon trees need a fertiliser that is high in nitrogen added through the winter to spring.  To get the most out of your tree, apply our slow-release fertiliser is a must for citrus; even though it is called berry fertiliser it is for all plants/trees. If the leaves start to yellow, your plant may not have enough magnesium. Apply a little Epsom salts to the drip line of the tree (where the leaves extend their reach)  Sprinkle a handful of Epsom salts around the stem every 3 months for magnesium. In fact, all your fruit trees will benefit from these salts.

PruningA good time to prune your lemon tree is once it stops fruiting. Remove dead or diseased limbs or those too close to the ground (around 30 centimetres or less). Remove branches in the middle of the tree to thin it out, as this will aid in pest and disease control. Prune the tree to your desired height to enable easier harvest. During the year, cut away branches that cross over one another and remove any tangled leaves, twigs and branches, enabling vertical growth.

Pests & Disease – It’s good to know that this plant is drought-tolerant and can easily adapt to various soil and weather conditions. Additionally, you won’t need to use chemicals to protect it from pests or diseases, making it a hassle-free option for anyone to grow abundant lemons right at home. We recommend Effective Microorganisms if your tree does get aphids which is common with citrus trees. Spray the tree down harshly with a hose  to remove the insects, then spray the leaves and stem with Agricultural Neem Oil or Effective Microbials (EM Control ) from our store.

The diluted product should be used within 8 hours, so pour onto the soil for extra protection. 

Harvesting – Your lemons are ready to be picked when their skin has turned from green to yellow (or mostly yellow) and they come off the tree when lifted and twisted.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 19 × 19 × 70 cm
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