Citrus limon Ponderosa, Giant Lemon, Ponderosa Lemon, Wonder Lemon

Citrus limon Ponderosa

Giant Lemon, Ponderosa Lemon, Wonder Lemon
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantFragrant plant

Small to medium sized tree, usually to 10-25ft high. Trees are somewhat sensitive to freezes and grow best in areas having only limited frosts and freezes. The Ponderosa Lemon tends to be slightly less hardy than other lemon varieties. Grows in conditions suitable for the average citrus, water frequently except during cold months. Fertilize 2-4 times per year. Can be container grown and was historically a common lemon grown indoors in temperate climates.

Very large, bumpy skinned lemon usually weighing 2-4 pounds. Flavor is typical lemon-like.

Propagation: Commonly by grafting cuttings to various citrus rootstocks. Can also be propagated by seed which usually come true, or fairly close to their parent.

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