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Re: Meyer Lemon Blooming
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 10:18:28 PM »
I don't have a meyer lemon tree, but a Lisbon. The tree is very young - about 5 years old. I'm running out of freezer space so I can my lemon juice using a water bath for 10 minutes. So far, I have 27 pints of juice and there's still about 100 lemons left on the tree. The grate the peel of the lemons before I juice them. Half the zest if frozen and half is dehydrated and ground up. Both are great for seasonings. My DH is loving all the lemon ice-box pies I've been making.
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Re: Meyer Lemon Blooming
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 09:39:16 AM »
Like Dan Gill (LSU Ag Center) always says, leave it alone until springtime & see what it does. It may make it. If it makes a comeback, be sure the new growth is above the grafting point.

I unwrapped my improved Meyer lemon today and it looks like the freeze smoked it. At only two years old, I wrap and try to protect it every time there is a chance of a freeze. I drove t posts from into the ground, put a quilt over it and a heavy Christmas tree bag over it with concrete on it to keep the wind off of it. I am curious if it is done or if there is a possibility it can make a comeback?
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Re: Meyer Lemon Blooming
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
Big B I had one that looked like that several years ago.  Dan Gill always says to wait a month or so after it warms up before giving it up for dead.  Meyers do well on their own roots and mine was.  It was about 4' tall by 5 wide and I did give up.  I planted some vining cowpeas with the idea to use it as a trellis.  The peas did well and in mid-June when I was cleaning up the old vines, I noticed a single green shoot coming out right beside the dead trunk.  In a couple years it was back in business. 

If you have any life left above the graft, don't give up.
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Re: Meyer Lemon Blooming
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2017, 09:46:27 AM »
     I have a small Meyer lemon that I rooted from a cutting in spring of 2015. Only about 2' tall and 2' wide.  After the last freeze of winter I will plant in the ground.  It already put out 1 bloom, I pinched it off. Anyway I should get the soil prepared NOW. Crack the ground open with a garden fork, pile a foot of leaves on, add a bit of wood ash, and some cotton seed meal, leave it for 4-6 weeks that should do it.  Thank you to everyone who welcomed me,  I hope to learn from your experience and ideas.
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Re: Meyer Lemon Blooming
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2017, 04:16:31 PM »
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