Citrus

Citrus Varieties

Homestead Gardens has many varieties of citrus available for purchase in 1 & 3 gallon pots:

  • Improved Meyer Lemon
  • Variegated Pink Lemon
  • Eureka Lemon
  • Persian Lime
  • Key Lime
  • Kaffir Lime
  • Calamondin Orange
  • Navel Orange
  • Red Navel Orange
  • Blood Orange
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit

Not all varieties are in stock at all times. Please call to inquire.

Maintenance of Citrus Plants

  • Thrives in well drained soil
  • Requires 5-6 hours of direct sunlight daily
  • Loves an acid fertilizer – we recommend Espoma Citrus-Tone (follow the directions on bag)

Citrus for Beginners

Improved Meyer Lemon:  This variety of citrus is ideal for growing indoors.  Meyer Lemon is a natural dwarf stock – meaning in its natural environment can reach a height of 6-8 feet.  Most important in controlling the height of a any tree is the size of the container in which it is planted.  The plant itself will only get as large as its root system will support.

The fruit has a slightly sweeter flavor than “grocery store” lemons.  Chef’s everywhere praise it’s flavor.