Sunday, December 6, 2015

My First Lemon from Lemon Tree in Minnesota

First Lemon Grown Indoors in Minnesota

I’ve had my lemon tree for a two years now, and it finally produced two small lemons. They should be larger, but I’ve been neglecting repotting the tree. It’s growth has suffered as a result. I plan on moving it to a much larger pot with lots of fresh compost to help it grow larger. It has bloomed before, but this is the first time it has produced fruit. The blooms are beautiful and smell amazing.

Citrus Flowers

I’ve been excitedly watching the two lemons grow all summer. The second is still ripening. The first became ripe and fell off the tree this week. It was small, but very tasty. I used it to make some lemon blueberry pancakes. Delicious!

The tree is actually a 3-N-1. It is a mix of orange, lemon, and tangerine. I hope to see the other parts of the tree produce fruit next year. It is satisfying to eat tropical fruit grown from your own tree in the frozen North of Minnesota.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again for the pancakes - they were yummy! I had fun watching the lemon grow, too, especially since I thought it was going to be a lime. :)

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