North East India & Burma
The lemon, Citrus lemon is a species of small evergreen tree The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% - 6% citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade.
Lemons are grown in both dry and humid atmospheres. The best time to plant tree is early in the wet season during June - July. Trees planted at this time can become well established before dry period begins. If however rainfall is uncertain or irrigation is not available at planting then the plants should be properly watered and mulched with dry vegetation to conserve water.
- Plants grown from Tissue Culture are very healthy and are more disease resistant
- Fruit harvesting will be after one year of planting
- Fruit Size Medium- 40 gms to 50 gms
- Greenish yellow color fruits
- 52% Juice
- Rich source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 gms. serving.
- Contains numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols, terpenes, and tannins.
- Significant concentrations of citric acid (about 47 g/l in juice)
Good for a Garden, Farm & Bonsai
In a pot, you will need to water the plant everyday during the summers and can cut down a bit during winters. Make sure this has a drainage hole at the bottom. For trees planted directly in the garden, you an water it once in 2-3 days for it to develop strong roots. Fertilise in the summer season only.