Meyer Lemon. The Meyer Lemon is a bi-specific cross which is thought to be a cross between the true lemon, Citrus limon and the Mandarin Orange, Citrus reticulata. It was introduced into the U.S. by Frank Nicholas Meyer, who was an employee of the USDA and collected it in China. This selection is commonly grown in pots by the Chinese where it is often used as an ornamental, but it became popular in the U.S. when its culinary traits were recognized by well-known American chefs. In the upper reaches of its hardiness, it is best to grow it in a pot so that it can be moved inside during damaging cold spells. Its flowers are white with a purple base and have the delectable citrus blossom fragrance known from this genus. As most come true from seed, it can be brought into flower within four years from seed. But when planting seed, it is best not to let them dry out before planting but keep them wrapped in a moist paper towel or put them in a zip-lock bag. Our plants are all cutting grown. When ours have been left outside, deer have left them alone, even when nibbling on plants nearby. When grown in a container, plant in a well drained potting mix with plenty of lime. The last picture is the size that we are shipping.
We are not allowed to ship citrus into the following states due to their agricultural regulations: AZ, CA, FL, GA, TX