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One of the most familiar citrus fruits of all is the lemon.
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One of the most familiar citrus fruits of all is the lemon. The juice, pulp, and peel are used in a wide variety of recipes.

Latin Name: Citrus limon

Native To: Uncertain - thought to be Asia

Preferred Zones: Zones 9-11

Size: Lemon trees grow to be 10-30' tall and 12-15' wide depending on variety

Exposure: Full sun

Soil: Loam with good drainage

Notes: Not tolerant of freezing conditions, or wind. Drought tolerant once established, but especially needs water during fruiting for proper formation.

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