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Old 05-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Lemon Seeds

I've 2 lemon seeds that have started to sprout.
I was just messing around,to see if they would grow,well they have! :)

Do they need anything special at this time?. Or should I just leave the surprise trees be?

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Old 05-09-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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I've 2 lemon seeds that have started to sprout.
I was just messing around,to see if they would grow,well they have! :)

Do they need anything special at this time?. Or should I just leave the surprise trees be?

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Munky.

I have planted lemon seeds and they did grow into kinda bushy "trees" but they never had fruit. One of them had thorns on a few of the branches, dunno what that was all about. So after a while I got tired of watching and wishing for homegrown lemons that would never come and went to Lowe's and bought a couple of Meyer lemon trees. They don't put out a tremendous number of lemons per year (maybe 5-6). But they smell so good when they bloom and since I keep them in my sunroom, they bloom spring and fall.

Good luck with your sprouts!!!

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Old 05-09-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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Mmmm! very interesting....
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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i like to experiment with seeds
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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we inherited a plan that grew smalll lemons and oranges. i think it came from seeds originally. the fruit tasted terrible though.

Lifesaver, about 20 yrs ago there was a magazine called The Pit. I used to get it. It was a small, grass roots type photocopied booklet. I used to love it; it was all about growing odd pits and seeds !!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #6
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Keep us updated on how they go. I, too, have heard that you can get a tree but it might be sterile. I had a friend on Fort Monroe who'd carried her lemon trees (grown as yours, from a lemon seed). She happened to come into quarters that had a glassed in porch, and they were just beautiful trees. But I don't think they ever bore fruit.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #7
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It's coming along slowly but surely.
I wouldn't mind if it never produced a single lemon.I've heard that the leaves have a very nice fragrant scent.That would be so great if it works out like that.Either way it's still a nice surprise. :)

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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It takes 15 years for a lemon tree to produce fruit. Check this out.

Lemon Tree from Seed
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
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Ohhhh say it isn't so!!! :)

I soaked the seeds for 2 days,then rinsed and planted them in a plastic cup.
2 days only because I had forgotten about them..Ooops..

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:42 PM   #10
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The rough lemon is widely grown from seed. The 'Meyer' lemon is easily reproduced by rooting ..... Oil expressed from lemon seeds is employed medicinally.
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