The juiciest Lemon! Si signore! (Yes sir!) This is the lemon you've been looking for. Femminello Santa Teresa Lemon (Citrus limon 'Femminello Santa Teresa') has the most classic lemon taste found in a citrus fruit. It's the exact fruit that the Italians have been using to make their world-famous Limoncello drinks for ages.
There are many great things about the Italian Lemon, besides the taste. For starters, it has a low seed count. Fewer seeds mean it's easier to cook with or squeeze over your food or to put into your tea. It also has a high juice content - one of the highest of any lemon. This means that it is great to squeeze into a juice or lemonade!
Believe it or not, though, it isn't the juice that makes this lemon so revered...it's the rind. The lemon zest of the Italian Lemon is the real prize. The rind is high in lemon oil, which is the essential ingredient in so much Italian cooking and, yes, those world-famous Limoncellos!
Santa Teresa Lemon tree is an ornamentally beneficial and edible landscaping tree perfect for tucking into any part of your property! Add as a specimen for front yard design and focal points, or as a backyard shade tree or poolside tropical accent! The choice is yours!
Prune smaller yet to enjoy this tree indoors as an exotic houseplant, allowing northern gardeners to still enjoy fresh homegrown Citrus fruit, bringing their tree indoors for the winters. Porch, patio and balcony gardens too can enjoy a potted Santa Teresa!
#ProPlantTips for Care:
Fruit trees do their absolute best in the full sun, and Citrus trees are no different. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that dries out slightly between waterings, in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
When you're ready to go 'old world' in the kitchen, order a Santa Teresa Lemon Tree today before they sell out! NatureHills.com delivers healthy trees that have great branching and sturdy roots to get you off to the best start possible!
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus limon 'Femminello Santa Teresa'|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 Feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|