Fruit is harvested as it ripens, optimal ripening time is from autumn to mid-winter.
Limoneira Lemon Overview
Limoneira is a selection of Lisbon, developed in California. The selection was released in South Africa around 1998 and is now one of the most popular lemons in SA. It has good production, medium fruit size and high oil content. It has protracted flowering. It blooms 4-6 times more than the Eureka, making it more productive and has a lower seed content. The fruit reaches its most optimal ripeness level from Autumn to Winter. It is also less thorny than the Lisbon.
Common problems with Limoneira Lemon
Susceptible to sunburn and wind blemish.
Limoneira Lemon Companion Plants
How to propagate Limoneira Lemon
Sow seeds as soon as ripe in moist soil and keep warm.
Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer, root with rooting hormone, bottom heat and overhead misting. Graft during Spring while actively growing on seedling or another rootstock.
Special features of Limoneira Lemon
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects like bees
Can be grown in containers. Place in a sunny position and provide good drainage.
Effective evergreen hedge screen.
Fragrant white flowers
Evergreen glossy leaves
Sunny yellow fruit
Other uses of Limoneira Lemon
Lemons neutralise acidic body fluids - start your day with a slice of lemon in a cup of boiling water.
Leaves flavour traditional bobotie dishes; fruit is delicious sliced in drinks or use the juice as a meat tenderiser or to flavour dishes.