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Citrus Genus

Lemon

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Low salinity, Sandy
  • Soil pH4.5 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Citrus genus (Lemon). These are evergreen small trees, which are cultivated for their fruits. The leaves are glossy and the flowers are fragrant. Originally native in the Southeast Asian region mainly in China and India.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Orange, Lime, Grepefruit

Origin

S.E.Asia and Islands of the Pacific

Interest and use

Ornamental, culinary fruit, food

Cultivation

This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 13C and a maximum growing temperature of 42C; the optimal growing temperature is between 23C and 30C.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, whitefly and mealy bugs.

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