Citrus limon
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Citrus limon


  family rutaceae 
  genus citrus 

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Genus  Citrus Species  limon Variety  Cultivar  Common names  lemon Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S9283 Data source  GrUnFr p186;MedPl p81
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' - 12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-11 AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antiseptic   antirheumatic   antibacterial   antioxidant   febrifuge Medicinal parts  Fruit   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Do not take essential oil internally without professional guidance. Medicinal notes  The fruit is 2 to 3 inches oblong shaped and has a thick rind. It has a very acidic and juicy pulp. Some of its possible culinary uses include: as juice and as a flavoring. Citrus limon has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as an antiseptic, as an antirheumatic, as an antibacterial and as an antioxidant. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) The fruit and the essential oil are used in herbal preparations. Do not take essential oil internally without professional guidance.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Buds   Cuttings   Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Mar 01 - Feb 28 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Juice   Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 2 to 3 inches oblong shaped and has a thick rind Flavor / texture  has a very acidic and juicy pulp
Horticulture notes  Citrus limon is self fertile. Harvest time is March and February. Lemon is often propagated by seed or with buds or by layering. This plant probably originates from India, Burma and Southern China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Citrus limon is evergreen.

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