Lemon Tree 20L (Cape Rough Skin)
The Cape Rough Skinned Lemon is the oldest variety of lemon in South Africa. It was named for its bumpy, uneven thick skinned yellow fruit, and is sweeter than other lemon varieties. The fruit is oval, and 7 to 12cm in length. The tree has an upright habit with a roundish crown, growing to an average 3 to 6m in height, and has sharp thorns on the branches. It has dense foliage, and the leaves are oval shaped, and a dark, slightly glossy green.
The tree have thorny branches, produces fruit all year round and needs water at least every 3 weeks from August to March. Acid Compost may be added to lemons to make them a bit sweeter.