EUREKA! IT’S A BOUN­TI­FUL TREE

Life & Style Weekend - - GARDEN - IN MY GAR­DEN WORDS: ANGIE THOMAS Angie Thomas is a hor­ti­cul­tur­ist at Yates.

Eureka lemons (cit­rus li­mon eureka) are among the most pop­u­lar lemons grown in Aus­tralia. They’re thin-skinned, have min­i­mal seeds and the fruit is large, juicy and acidic.

One of the ad­van­tages of eureka lemons is that al­though win­ter is their peak fruit­ing sea­son, in warm ar­eas they can pro­duce fruit al­most year-round, so you’ll al­ways have tasty lemons on hand.

Eureka lemon trees can grow up to 5m tall. For pots and smaller spa­ces choose a dwarf va­ri­ety that will reach up to 3m.

When plant­ing a new eureka lemon out in the gar­den, choose a spot with well-drained soil that re­ceives at least six hours of sun a day and en­rich the soil in the plant­ing hole first with some Dy­namic Lifter. It pro­motes in­creased soil or­ganic mat­ter con­tent and wa­ter-hold­ing ca­pac­ity as well as pro­vides the new tree with slow re­lease or­ganic nu­tri­ents as it es­tab­lishes.

For pot­ted cit­rus, choose a pot with good drainage holes and fill with a good qual­ity pot­ting mix.

Keep new cit­rus trees well wa­tered as they set­tle into their new home.

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