Rough Lemon “Kaffir Lemon Citron”
The Rough Lemon “Citron” looks like a lemon but has rough skin. The flesh is bitter and almost contains no juice. Its rind and leaves are often used in curries or soups. Rough Lemon botanically known as Citrus jambhiri is a citrus fruit native to tropical Asia. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round. Growth strongly vigorous, upright branches, many small thorns, new shoots are often.
Planting & Caring
- If you have the luxury of starting from scratch, plant your lemon tree where it will get plenty of suns and be protected from frost in the colder months.
- Ensure the soil is well-drained in your planting area.
- Mulch in a ring around the tree.
- This helps keep moisture in the ground, but more importantly prevents grass and weeds, which lemon trees dislike, from encroaching on your plant.
- Care should be taken, though, not to mulch right up to the trunk as this can promote collar rot.
Lemon Care Tips
- Citrus trees need a warm or mild climate zone.
- As long as frosts are not severe citrus trees will tolerate cool conditions.
- In cold zones grow only container versions, so when temperatures really plummet, bring them inside a greenhouse or enclosed porch.
- Citrus need full sun it’s completely outdoor plants, so place them in the sunniest part of your garden or balcony.
- Pots must have drainage holes in their base and be elevated slightly off the ground.
- Water potted citrus two to three times a week, and possibly daily in very hot weather.
- Apply citrus food in small amounts monthly from August to mid-autumn.
Lemon Plant Requirements
- Sunlight- Full sun, Partial sun.
- Watering- Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
- Soil- Citrus orchards flourish well in light soils with good drainage properties.
- Temperature- 20 to 40 degrees C.
- Fertilizer- Use any organic fertilizer.