Eureka Lemon Big Producer in Hot Climates
- Wonderful True Lemon
- High Yields All Year Long
- Heaviest Fruit Production in Spring and Summer Growing Season
- Plant in Ground, Espalier or Use in Containers Outdoors
- Spreading, Attractive, Fragrant Tree for Specimen or Screen
- Fewer Thorns than other Varieties
For growers in Zones 8 - 10, Eureka Lemon Tree (Citrus limon 'Eureka') is a beautifully productive true lemon tree. It will bear fruit in large crops of lemons all year long, but you'll notice that the harvest ramps up in spring and summer.
You've seen this standard pale yellow variety at the grocery store, but it's so easy to grow your own - why not give it a try? Eureka's has a true lemon flavor with very few to no seeds. The thick-skinned fruit is known primarily for the juice.
Pink fleshed Eureka lemons have delicious, acidic tart juice. You'll love having large, juicy lemons on hand for cooking and juicing. They'll add a tremendous amount of flavor just about any dish or drink - sweet or savory.
You know that lemons are rich in Vitamin C, but did you know they also provide potassium and folic acid? Great for detox diets, just squeeze your own lemon into a glass of water as a morning "pick me up."
Keep your harvest in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or use lemons stored at room temperature within 1 week. You can also freeze for the juice, and the zested peel. Try preserving lemons in olive oil, stored in the fridge. There is nothing better to use on chicken!
The Eureka Lemon has fewer thorns than other traditional lemons and the ones they have are much smaller than other Lemon varieties as well. Pruning and picking are a breeze.
If you live in Zones 8 - 10, Eureka Lemon Trees grow in your garden as a beautiful, fragrant and useful shade tree. You can easily keep them "right sized" with simple pruning.
You'll adore this incredible, high yield variety. Grow Eureka Lemons at home - order today!
Which Lemon Tree is Right for You?
Eureka needs lots of very bright light to thrive, so if you live in Zones 4 - 8, please choose an Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree for indoor/outdoor growing. If you have a greenhouse, or south facing window, you can grow Eureka Lemon trees inside. Just be sure it gets a lot of light!
The Eureka Lemon prefers the hotter climates and is not well adapted to the coast. For a coastal traditional style lemon, choose a Lisbon Lemon, which does well in the milder climates and produces fine, small lemons.
Tips for Growing Eureka Lemons
You can keep a Eureka Lemon tree pruned for size, as it tolerates pruning and espalier for planting in the ground. In areas where it won't drop below 20 degrees during the winter, you can easily grow it in large containers.
Use the Eureka Lemon as a Patio Tree in a wonderful statement container with large holes for drainage. Place it behind a set of chairs or sling a hammock in its shade. You'll love the sunny yellow lemon "decorations" that develop on your privacy screen.
You can prune it into a single trunk tree by removing the lower side branches all the way back to the main trunk. Or, create a shrubby look by letting those lower lateral branches grow out down the main trunk. Just remove any crossing branches that rub together.
When container planting, use a fast draining, acidic potting soil mixed with 1/4 extra pumice or pathway bark. You want to ensure good drainage and nutrient holding over the years that the plant will be in the container.
With a naturally spreading growth habit, Eureka Lemon trees are absolutely beautiful when espaliered or pruned flat against a sturdy trellis. With its evergreen foliage, it is the perfect plant to insulate the house from the hot afternoon sun. Lemons love the heat and are easy to maintain as a flat plant trained to grow along a trellis. Pruning techniques like this really make for an easy harvest.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Citrus requires good drainage and full sun to grow well. They prefer to be kept on the dry side, although watering can vary with location and soil characteristics. Allow your lemon tree to become somewhat dry between waterings. When you do water, drench them but make sure the water drains away rapidly.
You'll also want to keep containers on the dry side. Watering needs will depend on your container size, it's drainage and the location of the tree.
For the easiest picking, be sure to prune your tree regularly. The goal is to keep your Eureka Lemon tree below 10 feet.
If you want to use this as a privacy tree, simply let the tree grow naturally into its full mature size. The dense canopy will block unwanted views beautifully.
Citrus is an acid loving plant and prefers acid soils with a pH of 6 to 6.5. Fertilize with Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer. For best results, apply twice a year in the ground, once in the spring and once again in the late winter. A well fed Citrus tree is better prepared to tolerate cold temperatures through the fall and winter months. For containers, apply fertilizer every 3 months.
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Our trees are a minimum three years old, have extensive branching and some of the largest root systems available. We take pride in delivering you the highest quality citrus trees with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage.
Our trees are always in high demand, and this variety is very popular. Order now before they sell out and enjoy the benefits of growing your own Eureka Lemon Tree.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Very Popular Eureka Lemon
When one thinks of a true lemon, the Eureka Lemon is typically the fruit they are thinking of. However, it's actually one of many Italian style lemons that all are similar in fruit type but differ in their habit and adaptability.
Originating from seeds sent from Lunario, Italy to Los Angeles, California and said to have been planted in 1858. Selections were made from the resulting seedlings by Andrew Boyle and C. R. Workman. Somewhere around 1877, Thomas A. Garey, a Los Angeles nurseryman, was given budwood by Woodman from what was determined to be a more promising selection. Garey then propagated and introduced the variety as Garey's Eureka Lemon.
It produced an abundant crop at a young age, had far fewer thorns and what seemed to be an everbearing habit. These features quickly propelled the Eureka to be as one of the most popular with growers. It was not long until the Eureka was being grown in all the major citrus regions around the world.
With all the Eureka's qualities, it is less vigorous and cold hardy than other Italian Lemon selections. This somewhat limits its overall range. It is not particularly adapted to high humidity but tolerates warm, dry conditions making it particularly suited to most citrus growing regions. Fruit is set on the outer reaches of the branch, so harvesting is easy.
|Botanical Name||Citrus limon 'Eureka'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||All Year, Heavy Production in Spring and Summer|