Heavy Producer that's Great for Containers
The Eureka Lemon produces large crops of lemons annually. It bears all year and is a standard market variety. This lemon is somewhat knobby, thick-skinned, and has a short neck at the stem end. Eureka is easy to espalier, and has fewer thorns than other traditional lemons.
Watering can vary, depending on container size, drainage and location of the tree. Containerized citrus trees should be allowed to dry between waterings.
The Eureka lemon contains a moderate amount of juice, and is grown primarily for this acidic juice, which can be used to flavor both sweet and savory dishes.
Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and also provide potassium and folic acid. The Eureka Lemon can be kept in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Lemons stored at room temperature will keep for about 1 week. The juice and zest of lemons can be frozen.
Although the Eureka Lemon can grow as tall as 12 feet, it can be grown in a container & kept pruned to maintain a dwarf shape. This allows you to grow them in colder climates; just bring the container inside during colder weather.
- Produces Prolifically All Year
- Few Thorns
- Can Be Grown in a Container
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||3 years|