Question: the lemon


hi, I would like to know if a lemon tree with thorns is to be considered a tree that will bear fruit
good, or it is a wild tree and therefore the fruits will not be good
thanks for the answer you will give me

Answer: the lemon


Dear Raffaella,
the plants of the genus citrus belong to different varieties, all hybrid; these varieties do not always share the same peculiar characteristics; therefore there are fruiting lemons, provided with thorns; and fruit-bearing lemons, without thorns. Unfortunately it is not easy to understand if a lemon will bear fruit, if not growing it, or having clear where it comes from. The lemons made from seed are always and certainly wild, and never produce flowers or fruits. If your sapling has been propagated in such a way, it gives up hope of seeing fruits. If your sapling is grafted, or comes from a cutting, it can easily produce flowers and fruits. Clearly, much depends on how and where it is grown. Citrus fruits prefer sunny positions throughout the year, and protected from the wind, especially in winter. They are not afraid of frost, as long as the frosts are sporadic, short and of slight entity; if you live in an area with cold winters, you should protect your plant during the cold months. From March to September water your lemon whenever the soil is dry; in the remaining months it waters only sporadically, avoiding however to leave the tree dry for long periods of time, or you will surely not see either flowers or fruits. Periodically fertilize the plant, using a specific fertilizer for citrus fruits, every 12-15 days, mixed with the water of the watering; or sprinkle chopped lupins on the ground, mixed with a little slow release granular fertilizer.