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Lemon Heaven®

Essential Information

Variety Eureka S/L

  • Size (DWARF): 2.5m(h) x 1.5m (w)
  • Size (FULL SIZE): 4m(h) x 4m (w)
  • Fruit: Large fruit with bright yellow skin and NO SEEDS. Classic acidic and zesty eureka flavour.
  • Harvest: Most of the year
  • Pollination: Self-pollinating
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Maestro Mandarin®

Essential Information

  • Size (DWARF): 2.5m(h) x 1.5m (w)
  • Size (FULL SIZE): 4m(h) x 4m (w)
  • Fruit: XXL chunky fruit that’s easy to peel and low seeded (seedless when there aren’t other citrus present to pollinate flowers).
  • Harvest: July in warmer areas; August in cooler areas.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinating

This variety has limited availability.

Description

Lemon Heaven® and Maestro Mandarin® were selected for their exceptional suitability to home gardeners who want low fuss fruit trees with great flavour! Lemon Heaven was developed in South Africa as part of The Agriculture Research Council of South Africa’s citrus breeding program. PlantNet brought this variety into Australia knowing its promise for home gardeners.

Maestro Mandarin also originated from South Africa and its promise for home gardeners was immediately recognized by the PlantNet team. This mandarin has HUGE fruits! This is a fantastic variety for any fruit enthusiast.

Both PlantNet citrus varieties are suited to all Australian regions except areas prone to severe frost. They should be treated as a standard citrus variety in the garden centre.

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Common Customer FAQs

Can I grow citrus in a cold area?

Yes, but there are some measures home gardeners in these regions should take:

 

  • Look for the most protected, sunny area in the yard. This may be next to buildings, water tanks, sheds, or near (not under or shaded by) dense trees.
  • Plant in pots so that citrus can be moved undercover if in a frost prone area.
  • Understand that growth may be considerably slower than the same variety planted in a warmer area where conditions are more favourable!
Can QLD Fruit Fly (QFF) attack citrus?

Yes, and it’s important to use fruit fly deterrents to control the population and collect fruit that have been damaged by QFF to dispose of.

When do I prune citrus?

The best time is late winter to early spring, in between fruiting and flowering. Home gardeners should only need to prune exceptionally long branches, or thin dead/diseased/dying branches.

When do I fertilise citrus?

Citrus are fairly hungry trees compared to some other fruit trees. At a minimum, fertilising should happen twice a year in spring and summer – and an additional fertiliser applied in winter can help too. Using citrus specific fertilisers is best practice for most home gardeners.

Maestro Mandarin® fruit – sample on left has been pollinated; sample on right hasn’t.

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Lemon Heaven® fruit.