The Eureka Lemon Tree is one of California's principal lemon varieties. Popular in California gardens for its large, juicy, acidic lemons that are ideal for cooking, juicing, and preserving. This is the best lemon for zesting with its thick peel that is full of flavor. This leading commercial lemon variety is a must have for your own garden if you want a true lemon with tart juice and flavorful skin that is ideal for culinary concoctions.
Truly, Eureka lemons have zesty appeal. Their thick skin contains loads of natural oils that are full of flavor, but not as tart as its juice, making it the preferred choice for lemon zest.
In California’s mild climate, an Eureka Lemon tree is an excellent choice as an evergreen landscape tree with glossy, green leaves and the bonus of flavorful fruit and star-shaped, white flowers with a fragrance that can stir the senses. The Eureka Lemon plant is taller and more vigorous than the Meyer lemon tree, but its size is easy to maintain with minimal effort. The Eureka Lemon tree looks great in containers too and is the perfect gift that keeps giving.
Add a Eureka Lemon Tree to your patio or garden and enjoy everything this amazing citrus tree has to offer.
Semi-Dwarf vs. Standard citrus trees:
The difference between a semi-dwarf tree and a standard tree is the mature height. Semi-dwarf citrus trees are smaller and grow to approximately two-thirds the size of a standard tree form. Depending on the position of the lower branches on the trunk, a semi-dwarf citrus can look like a bush with a short trunk, or a tree with a trunk.
The mature height of an Eureka Lemon tree based on average growing conditions are:
Semi-Dwarf tree: 10-15 ft. tall.
Standard tree: 15-20 ft. tall.
In containers, the Eureka lemon tree will be smaller and can easily be pruned to maintain a desired size.
The mature height and fruit production of your citrus tree will depend on several environmental factors such as climate, light, soil type, texture, fertility and moisture, and pruning practices. Your citrus tree can easily be maintained at a smaller size with annual pruning.