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I have just been on Tomato variety thread and received helpful information. This got me thinking I use a lot of lemons if I sow the pips from the lemon or even oranges will they grow, also would they be OK growing in a pot and over wintered in a shed?


  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057 Have just found this on the internet so now have the answer to most of my questions. I just need to search re Lemons and Oranges. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,879
    I’ve got  2 lemon trees growing from pips, I don’t know if they’ll fruit but they are nice little houseplants at the moment. I don’t think you’ll get oranges, but lemons do fruit in this country.   Whether from just sowing pips, I don’t know.   
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Thanks Lyn, nothing ventured nothing gained as the say I plant the lemons and maybe try a couple of orange and see what happens. Would be nice to get some lemons maybe they need to be of a certain age before fruiting. I've got itchy fingers just want to get sowing and planting now.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,879
    Mine are only about 12” tall at the monent, they need repotting so maybe they’ll grow on this year and fruit next, I don’t know. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I've sown lemons from seed so many time but they don't survive. The root and grow and them they die off. Don't know what in doing wrong
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