How to prune a lemon tree

Lemon trees flower most after the winter rains, but flushes of growth will be seen throughout the year. With all citrus, small white flowers will show on the present season’s growth, even without cross-pollination. The fruit will take between 7-14 months to ripen, gradually changing colour from lime green to buttery yellow. After colouration lemons can hang on trees for several months, waiting their turn to be used in some confectionery treat or refreshing drink. Varieties that grow in our garden are Eureka, Cape rough and Lisbon.