Potted Meyer Lemon or lime plant

ryseryse_2004December 23, 2013

I am in NW IL. in Z5. If I get a potted citrus plant, will it actually give me fruit? I would put it outdoors when weather is mild but it would be indoors all winter.

Anyone have experience with these?

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subtropix

Yes, if you keep it alive and give it enough sun. Give all day, full sun, heat, and food in the growing season. Try to keep them very cool in the winter, otherwise they get bugs inside (scale usually). I leave mine in a detached sunny, chilly garage. Limes are more cold tender but even my limes do better in the chill than the house. The plant in the picture is a Persian Lime. If you need to overwinter them in a typical home, get either a kumquat or a Calamondin--much easier indoors than many varieties.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 4:50PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Please visit the Citrus Forum for some great advice from people all over the country who successfully bring citrus to flower and fruit.

It's not difficult, but does take some research in order to learn HOW to do it.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 7:29PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Yes I always gets lots of fruit....I have over 30 trees up here in the almost North Pole...

Please as Rhizo suggests, visit the Citrus Forum..:-)

Mike

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 10:24AM
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hermie3rd(5)

Same advice as above - I'm in Z5 too (MI) and I've successfully kept a potted lime for the past 4 years. It's given me fruit the last two summers now. The citrus forum is a great place to ask questions too! :) Good luck!

Renee

PS - I've attached a pic of mine, after it just made its way back into the house for winter.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 9:14AM
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