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Lemon Zagara Bianca in Zig Zag Pail

Large Lemon Zagara Bianca

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£62.00
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A popular and widely grown variety in Sicily, this Zagara bianca lemon is related to the highly prized Feminello lemons. It has a vigorous habit and produces medium to large bright yellow fruits with a thick and aromatic rind, traditionally used for flavouring seafood and of course making Sicilian limoncello!
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Closely related to the Lemon4seasons variety this Italian Zagara lemon produces particularly large and juicy fruits, whilst the leaves are smaller and tougher. These trees have a really good, strong structure and will arrive looking lovely with a neat green head of foliage and some buds. A much more unusual lemon variety, this is a great gift for a citrus collector. New photos to come. Good to know: Although we carefully wrap and pack our plants to protect them, when the fruits are ripe and / or heavy , it is natural for some fruit to be dislodged during transit. The good news is they can still be enjoyed in a drink of your choice, or in cooking.
70cm+ tall in a 5L pot
5 Stars 4.8/ 5 4 reviews
Kerry, Mar 21
5 stars

Beautiful gift and handwritten card!

Don, Aug 09
5 stars

Excellent tree delivered. Larger than expected. Foliage in tip top condition. Half a dozen large semi-ripe lemons firmly attached. Wonderful gift ????

customer, Jul 25
5 stars

Recommend,brilliant service

Lewis Dorling, Mar 11
4 stars

I was hoping for a few lemons on the tree itself when it arrived. However the plant was healthy and in great condition. In the last week the tree has exhibited significant growth in new leaves and buds. I can't wait for it to begin flowering and grow some lemons!

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This Sicilian lemon tree is a variety called ‘Zagara Bianca’ and has both tasty fruit and fragrant flowers – sometimes both at once. It can bring pleasure for years, with the right care.

Citrus trees need lots of light, a conservatory is ideal, but they will also be happy next a window in a cool, bright room, the more direct daylight they receive through the day the better. In the summer, your lemon tree will enjoy going outside on a patio in full sun or partial shade. However, these citrus trees are not fully hardy and will need to come inside just before the first frosts. When indoors, try to keep your plant away from radiators and underfloor heating.

Because these plants are in a pot they will need regular watering. Once the top of the soil is bone dry, remove the plant from its outer container. Place the plant outside or in the sink, water the soil thoroughly from the top until excess water drains freely right through the pot and out of the bottom, always allow all the excess water to drain away from the plant before putting it back in its normal position. Sometimes if the soil is very compact this may take several watering’s. In the winter you should expect to water thoroughly once every 7-14 days, but always let the top of the soil dry between watering. In the hottest summer months, you may need to water once a day, but never stand your plant in water. Don’t worry if the soil feels dry between watering, but if the leaves start to droop or curl you know it is thirsty, so water straight away. From April until September, citrus trees will benefit from summer citrus feed once a week to encourage growth, in the winter you would need to swap to winter citrus feed to help with flower and fruit production, this is used from October until March once every two weeks.

Lemons grow quite slowly; if you need to, only repot in the spring, and only go up one pot size at a time. i.e.: If your tree is in a 5-litre pot, repot into a 6-litre pot. Ensure you use a plant container with holes in the bottom for good drainage. As a rule, lemon trees tend to produce flowers in late spring followed by small green fruits that can take 10 months or more to fully ripen and turn yellow. However, in this country many varieties don’t follow a strict season and can fruit or flower at any point during the year.

Problem Solving:

Citrus trees are not the easiest of plants, but they are very rewarding. Look out for signs of trouble and try to treat problems early. The most common problem is leaves dropping due to over or under watering. If a few leaves drop a day this is usually over watering, but a lot of leaves at once is underwatering. A return to a regular and thorough watering routine should lead to recovery.

If new growth is very light in colour or has mottled markings your plant may be lacking trace elements. A good dose of citrus feed should soon green up the leaves. Our lemon trees are grown in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find pests e.g. aphids these can be removed by hand or with a soap and water spray.