A natural cross, believed to be with sweet orange. The fruit is very thin skinned and has a sweeter than normal flesh with a unique flavour. It has a cult following amongst some chefs.
A little tricky to grow but still one the most reliable variety for growing in the UK, suitable for greenhouses, conservatories or outside on the terrace in the Summer months.
Meyer lemon requires at least six hours of sunlight a day and in the hottest summer areas, morning sun and afternoon shade are best for growing Meyer lemons. They prefer well-drained, slightly acidic soil; however, the soil must hold enough water to remain moist. Its usually best to allow the soil to dry out only slightly between watering and fertilise regularly when growing with a feed designed for citrus trees.