Dwarf Lemon Heaven®(seedless Eureka)

Available from retail stockists
Self-pollinating

Variety Eureka S/L
Bred by the Citrus breeding program of The Agriculture Research Council of South Africa.

Available in dwarf form from WA, QLD, NSW, VIC, and SA.

The popular Lemon Heaven® fruit tree is now available from PlantNet® as a dwarf variety! Perfect for smaller spaces and pots or tubs!

Dwarf Lemon Heaven is a must have for the Australian home gardener, and chefs – No more straining juice or picking out seeds after you squeeze!

Can be grown anywhere in Australia except severe frost prone areas.

Tree height
2.5m
Tree width
1.5m
Skin colour
Bright yellow
Flesh
Juicy, NO SEEDS
Fruit shape
Lemon shape
Fruit size
Large
Flavour
Crisp
Harvest time
Most of the year
Fruit uses
Cooking, jams, cocktails, cleaning agent, juices, home remedies
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Description

Site Selection – Plant in a sunny, well-drained position; ideally protected from harsh winds and frost.

Planting Dig your hole at the time of planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the nursery pot. Backfill with a mixture of premium garden soil and good quality soil from the hole. Water in well. Note – do not use this fill in extremely clay or sandy soils. Create a mound, spend time adjusting your soil, or use a pot. See more information about this in the growing guides in our Plant Care tab.

Potting – Use a pot at least 50cms wide and deep. Use high quality premium potting mix, you may add perlite to add structure. Water in well.

Staking – Staking may not be necessary but where utilised, use two stakes with soft, loose ties around the tree. Ensure the tree can still ‘wiggle’ in the wind to develop strong anchorage on its own. Remove the stakes when the trunk is thicker than the stake used, or in year 2.

Watering – Use the 1,2,3,4 method to establish. Water once a day for a week, then every two days for two weeks, then every three days for three weeks, and so on. Always adjust to your local weather and increase watering in hot and windy weather, decrease in cold or rainy weather. Good moist soil is important from budding until fruit harvest. The best method is to use your hand to determing the moisture level and water when the top 5cms is dry.

Fertilising –  In the first 12-18 months, focus on building a strong framework capable of bearing heavy crops. A good complete fertiliser or composted manure is ideal. Give the tree a closed handful of fertiliser every 3- 4 weeks, applied in a band from 30cm from the tree’s base to the tree’s drip line. Do not apply fertiliser against the base of the tree, as this may cause tree death. An addition of trace elements twice a year is also important. From winter in year two from planting, the focus is now on fruit production. Avoid fertilising during flowering and early fruit set with fertilisers high in Nitrogen (N); no higher than 12% is ideal. A well-balanced fertiliser with high potassium (K) above 12% is ideal. A citrus fertiliser is suitable here.

Pruning – Prune after harvest and before flowering. A good open or vase-shaped tree is desirable. Remove any deadwood and skirt trees so that foliage is at least 30cm from the ground. If trees are left unchecked, this will reduce the light efficiency needed for good bud development and pest and disease control and can lead to the tree being set too many poor-quality fruits.

Pest & Disease Control – Citrus in the home garden is usually only bothered by citrus leaf miner, citrus gall wasp, and Citrus stink bug. A spray of horticultural white oil every 2 weeks over the growing period (spring-summer) where new leaves are coming on is required. A large infestation of stink bugs must be managed at a distance – they spray liquid that can be irritating to people. Use an old vacuum, tongs and a bucket of soap, or a chemical spray. For further information view our  Common Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases article.

Visit our Plant Care page to view all of our growing guides, fertiliser trials, and seasonal tips!