All About the Lisbon Seedless Lemon Tree

All About the Lisbon Seedless Lemon Tree

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All About the Lisbon Seedless Lemon Tree


The Lisbon Seedless Lemon tree is a popular variety of lemon known for its tart flavor and versatility in culinary applications.

The Lisbon lemon is believed to have originated in Portugal, specifically in the Lisbon region, hence its name. Lemon cultivation spread to other parts of the world over the centuries, including Spain and the Mediterranean region. Today, Lisbon lemons are widely grown in various citrus-producing regions around the world.

Lisbon lemons are known for their bright yellow, oval-shaped fruits with a slightly glossy texture. They have a tart and tangy flavor, making them excellent for culinary purposes. The juice from Lisbon lemons is commonly used in cooking, baking, beverages, and for adding a zesty kick to dishes. The peel of Lisbon lemons is also fragrant and can be used for zesting and flavoring.

Growing a Semi-Dwarf Lisbon Seedless Lemon tree is a rewarding experience, especially if you have limited outdoor space or live in a colder climate. Here are some steps to grow a Lisbon lemon tree in a pot:

1. Select the Right Starter Pot: For a primo sized Lisbon seedless lemon tree, choose a well-draining pot with a diameter of at least 10-14” inches. Ensure the pot has lots of drainage holes at the bottom to prevent waterlogging.

2. Potting Mix: Use a well-draining potting mix like our DIY Primo Potting Mix for citrus trees. This will provide good aeration and drainage.

4. Planting in the ground: Plant the Lisbon seedless lemon tree in a prepared area about 3x the diameter of the pot. That soil should be well-draining and loose, allowing for root growth. Plant your tree in a hole twice the size of the root ball and at the same depth of the pot, keeping the crown of the roots just above the soil line. Water thoroughly after planting.

5. Location: Place the potted lemon tree in a sunny location, preferably where it will receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. If you live in a state that gets freezing temperatures, you can move it outdoors during the warm months and bring it indoors in colder weather.

6. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the tree when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid letting the pot sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.

7. Fertilization: Feed your Lisbon lemon tree with a balanced fertilizer according to the package instructions during the growing season (spring through early fall). We love Romeo Fertilizer and G&B Organics Citrus and Fruit Tree Fertilizer.

8. Pruning: Prune the tree as needed to shape it and remove dead or diseased branches. Main pruning should be done in the early spring.

9. Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common citrus pests like aphids, scale insects, and spider mites. Use appropriate insecticidal soaps or neem oil if necessary, such as Captain Jack’s Insecticidal Soap. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

10. Harvesting: Lisbon lemons typically ripen in the winter months. Harvest when the fruits are fully yellow and firm. They can be stored for several weeks at room temperature or longer in the refrigerator.

Growing a Lisbon lemon tree in a pot requires some care and attention, but with the right conditions, you can enjoy the fresh, tart flavor of homegrown lemons year-round.

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Lisbon Semi-Dwarf Lemon Tree

Lisbon Semi-Dwarf Lemon Tree


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