The Lisbon lemon tree is a classic, heirloom lemon that has stood the test of time. The fruit is large, smooth-skinned, full of tangy juice, and with few seeds.
The Lisbon lemon tree is a medium-sized citrus fruit with a rounded stem. The medium-thick rind is smooth and bright yellow when mature. It is finely pitted with oil glands that when scratched or rubbed offer a citrus aroma. The pale-yellow flesh has few to no seed and is very juicy and acidic.
The Lisbon lemons are available year-round with a peak season in the winter and early spring months. This Lisbon lemon tree can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas, or indoors in winter in a large pot.
Place your tree in a sunny place outdoors in warmer weather, for the best growth and fruit production:
- Heavy crop of juicy fruit
- Fruit all winter and spring, with some in other seasons too
- The most vigorous and hardy variety
- Easily grown indoors or out
- An attractive tree with fragrant blossoms
The Lisbon lemon tree is one of the most widely planted varieties of Citrus lemon in the world. They are the most common lemon variety planted in California. Lisbon lemons are not outwardly distinguishable from the eureka variety.
Lisbon lemons are high in vitamin C, folate, and potassium.
Lisbon lemon is most often used fresh, for their juice and zest. Lemons can be sliced lengthwise into rounds or quartered and used as a garnish for beverages or dishes, or for topping poultry or fish before baking. The acidic juice is used to tenderizing meats and fish. Use the juice for marinades or in place of vinegar in salad dressings.
Growing Lisbon Lemon Trees
The Lisbon Lemon tree is an evergreen tree that when grown on a dwarfing root-stock, has a rounded, bushy form. When grown in a container, with a little pruning, it can be kept smaller to better fit into the space you have.