Few lemons will make it here in Gonzales County so, in general, consider them “pot” trees. One variety, though, has been grown successfully by several of our members in Gonzales County. Myers Lemon is actually a cross between a lemon and another citrus fruit that has provided a very large, thin skinned and juicy lemon. One lemon will make a glass of lemonade! The fruit is a bit seedy. These trees need some protection when becoming established but they are worth the trouble. Myers Lemon is a small tree (10 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet across) with heavy fruit production from August to January. We suggest the south side of you house or other protected location.
South Carolina Lemon
One of the most exciting parts of horticulture is the discovery of variety of plants that have either been lost over time or are naturally occurring new varieties. These plants are referred to as “found” plants since they were not deliberately developed. South Carolina Lemon is a found fig from a levy near Del Rio. It has been developed for distribution by Dr. Bill Welch. It has an attractive yellow skin, creamy flesh with mild citrus notes and very large, high quality fruit. It’s so new that its first crop came in 2018 in Fredericksburg.