The Lemonade Tree is said to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin, and maybe a lime. First noticed in the mid 1970s, by Mr Col Turner, the actual origins of the lemonade tree are a little obscure, however it is now grafted onto a compatible rootstock and produces lemon like fruit that are edible (skin and all) and they taste like (you guessed it) lemonade. Lemonade trees fruit in winter.
Growing Lemonade Trees
Easy to grow like most citrus trees, needs little pruning, fertilise with a general citrus food.
Fairly slow growing at first the Lemonade tree prefers a sunny position and a well drained soil, in areas with clay soils try building up a mound to ‘lift’ the soil level and plant on the mound. Fruit can be used fresh with a little water or with mixed drinks, also used to make marmalades with other citrus.
Lemonade trees are prolific fruiting trees once established, they do have thorns, so wear some gloves when picking fruit. The fruit looks like a lemon however it is sweeter, less acidic and can be eaten like a mandarin or orange.
Lemonade Trees are available for sale online from the following growers and nurseries
Mail order fruit tree nursery with over 200 temperate climate fruit trees.
Heritage varieties and dwarf fruit trees. Apple Trees, Stone Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Fruit.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
For Lemonade Trees for sale in QLD try form the following nurseries
473 Miles Platting Rd Rochedale Brisbane 4123
Specializing in fruit trees, including apple trees, citrus, avocado, mango, olive, macadamia, lychee, pawpaw and others. Also herbs and edibles.