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How to grow a lemon tree from seed

Now this is a nice project to do with my son…

Growing Wild

When life gives you lemons, grow trees!

If you’ve ever seen a flowering lemon tree, you’ll understand why. For those of you who haven’t, allow me explain. Their lush, dark green, oval leaves have a glossy texture that shimmers in sunlight. Their delicate white flowers bloom with a citrus fragrance and are soft to the touch. Their exotic nature provides an alluring quality. And, finally, they bear the exciting possibility of fruit!

Typically, lemon trees flourish outdoors year-round in hot, sunny regions, but they can also thrive indoors as edible houseplants in cold-season climates. At the organic food store where I work we have a healthy lemon cutting producing massive fruit in a garage setting all year. It makes for an impressive sight during the dead of a Canadian winter!

And while rooting cuttings is a sensible option for fast fruit, lemon tree cuttings are not readily available in many…

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2 thoughts on “How to grow a lemon tree from seed

  1. That is a great project. I grew a seed from a grapefruit. The little tree has wonderful blossoms too, no grapefruits yet though. It is about seven years old and survives the cold spells now.

    • I definitely thought it would be a cool thing to try… Iain just confirmed that he got my note (tough when they’re almost 16!) and he’s interested in trying!

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