Lemons, renowned for their vibrant color, tangy flavor, and myriad culinary uses, are citrus fruits originating from Asia. Belonging to the Rutaceae family, lemon trees are evergreen shrubs or small trees characterized by their glossy, elliptical leaves, fragrant white blossoms, and thorny branches. These trees thrive in warm, subtropical climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight, producing fruit year-round in ideal conditions. Lemons are prized for their high vitamin C content and are utilized in beverages, desserts, savory dishes, and as a flavorful addition to countless recipes. With their refreshing taste and versatile applications, lemons and their plants remain essential components of gardens and cuisines worldwide, embodying the essence of freshness and zest in culinary endeavors.

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How To Plant

To plant a lemon tree, choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Begin by digging a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball of the tree. If you’re planting multiple trees, space them about 15-20 feet apart to allow for proper growth. Before planting, soak the tree’s roots in water for a few hours to ensure they are well-hydrated. Place the tree in the center of the hole, making sure the graft union (the swollen area near the base of the trunk) is positioned above the soil line. Backfill the hole with the excavated soil, gently tamping it down to remove air pockets. Water the tree thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and suppress weeds, leaving a few inches of space around the trunk. Water the tree regularly, especially during dry spells, and fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer formulated for citrus trees. Prune the tree as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. With proper care and attention, your lemon tree will thrive and provide you with delicious, juicy fruit.