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Lemonade Pipsqueak
Citrus limon 'Lemonade Pipsqueak' (Rootstock: Flying Dragon) - Lemonade Pipsqueak
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A very robust, disease resistant, dwarf variety of the Lemonade Lemon. An evergreen vigorous tree which produces a medium-sized round, yellow-fruit with juicy, greening yellow flesh and few seeds all year round. The fruit divides easily and has a sweeter, refreshing taste with a lemonade-like flavour. The sweetness of the fruit increases the longer the fruit remains on the tree. The Lemonade Lemon looks like a lemon, but can be eaten straight from the tree, just like a mandarin or an orange. It makes a refreshing drink with a tangy lemonade-like flavour. It’s superb for juicing, cooking and garnishes and is rich in vitamin C.

Ideal for planting in smaller or Mediterranean style gardens, espaliered along a sunny wall or in large pots arranged around courtyards or terraces. 

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 150mm
Colour — White
Growth Height — 2.5m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.

Watering needs

Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.

Pruning Advice

Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.

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