Lemon – Growing from Seed

Q: We grew a lemon tree from a seed, it’s a bush now but it has not bloomed. Does it take more than one plant to produce fruit?

A: Some citrus trees won’t bloom until they get pretty big. My guess is that yours would have to be at least five feet tall to be established enough to flower.

If you like the idea of growing your own citrus, buy a Meyer lemon plant. It will stay small but bear lemons each fall. Each spring, bring it gradually into full summer sun. Keep it indoors for winter but give it very bright light while inside.

Meyer lemon