How to grow a lemon, Part 1
While a beginner inspect the cultivation method.
（INDEX to 3-②）
～ Introduction ～
I have begun to write a blog of
how to grow a lemon.
Its number of articles is "56" a little.
I couldn't find an article.
Where, did I write that article?
If there is not "a summary",
each article terminates in each article.
From such thought,
I compile each article
as "a book of one how to grow a lemon".
I think that it takes considerable time
so that each article is completed.
I should be able to update it
while inspecting it every day.
１、Fascinate to grow a lemon
① Fascinate to grow a lemon
in a house.
Almost persons reading this article
already have a purpose (charm)
to cultivate by yourself.
Because you'll already make a fruit tree,
vegetables or be going to make a lemon
from now on.
One of a fascinate to grow a lemon in a
house is what we can harvest it at the
most delicious time. The commercial
fruit and vegetables are harvested
before the most ripen fully.
This is because it takes time before it
reaches the consumers. The citrus
fruits become sweet with growth.
As for the lemon which ripened fully
with becoming the tree, both the taste
and the fragrance are totally another
thing. You can taste a genuine taste
at seasonal time.
Another fascinate to grow a lemon in a
house is what we can eat pesticide-free
In the case of an import lemon, we use
a preservative (mold materials or wax-
proof) not to be corrupt from the
foreign country to the transportation.
It does not have a problem that you
eat a lemon after removing peel of
However, I want to be concerned
with a pesticide-free lemon when I
think about a carcinogenic
teratogenic risk and seem to become.
The lemon in particular,
vitamin C is included in the peel of
lemon as same as in the fresh and fruit
juice of lemon.
When you thought about nourishment,
you should be able to eat the peel of
I put a slice lemon in the tea. The lemon
to put in the tea has better lemon with
As a matter of course, there is not only
the charm "eating" but also the charm
"appreciating". I only look at the flower
of the lemon sweetly, and a heart calms
In addition, citral and limonene are
included in a bag (oil gland) to collect
a fragrance ingredient called the
essential oil in to the rind of a fruit
of the lemon. So that; is unique;
This is included in the leaf of the
lemon. I cut a leaf, and I prune it,
and the fragrance of the lemon
Why will I be going to grow a lemon?
Because the reason consumes vitamin C
deliciously. This is because it drinks
the lemon mixed juice which squeezed
a lemon raw.
A lemon is one tree, and a fruit grows.
In addition, in the case of other soft
fruit, it will be deceived by a pest and
bacteria, and it is difficult to grow.
However, a lemon is hard to be deceived
by a pest and can simplify the fruit
which I can eat, because the rind of a
fruit of the lemon is thick. How to grow
lemons cannot be difficult.
② I went to Shimanami Kaido!
In July, 2017, I went to Shimanami Kaido
in two people with a wife.
From the Hiroshima side, I passed with
Mukaijima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima,
Omishima, Hakatajima, Oshima and
went to Imabari-shi, Ehime.
"Ikuchijima with Sedota-cho is 25km from
Imabari-shi, Ehime. It is the island of
approximately 8,700 population in the
center of Shimanami Kaido.
Because approximately 50% of the island
are suddenly slanted in Ikuchijima,
exposure to the sun is good. The amount
of production of the lemon is number one
"Approximately a quarter (28%) of the
domestic lemon is produced in Sedota-cho.
However, among lemons consumed in
Japan, the ratio that a domestic lemon is
consumed is less than 5%. Consumed most
lemons are from the United States.
This is because a price is low. The lemon
which a farming family of Sedota-cho
aimed at was the richness of the
fragrance and the lemon which I could
eat in peace.
The Sedota lemon holds down the
consumption of a pesticide and the
chemical fertilizer to less than 50%.
It is the lemon which I can eat
together with a zest."
I who had begun to grow a lemon had a
lot of various questions. I went to the
place of the best domestic amount of
production in Japan and wanted to learn
"how to grow lemons".
( In fact, I wanted to buy a seedling
I went to "the lemon valley" in Sedota-
cho. There are really a lemon, a lemon.
A lot of trees of lemon.
The person who wants to feel the world of
a lot of lemons, please drop in once!
２、The history of the lemon
The first lemonWhen and where did the lemon come from?
The place of origin of the lemon seems to
be the foothills of the Himalayas in
It is supposed that the lemon came out of
the mating of a shaddock and a lemonade,
but does not seem to understand the
original thing that a lemon has begun to
be cultivated clearly.
More than 1,400 years ago, Arabic people
of the Muslim liked lemons. They brought
in a lemon in the future to go and seemed
to go over to Spain and Sicily, the North
In the 15th century, the lemon came to be
cultivated flourishingly in Italy and
It will be "to have healed scurvy" to
have escalated the cultivation of the
lemon still more.
In about 1500, the scurvy is the disease
that took sailors at voyages of Vasco da
As for the sailor, gingiva of the top and
bottom swelled up. And they could eat
nothing and starved to death. They
suffered from hand pedialgia and
gingival swelling and died in sequence.
For the next 300 years, the scurvy
attacked sailors who went on a voyage
for a long term.
Vitamin C is indispensable for generation
of protein and the collagen included in
the connective tissue. Collagen is not
produced enough when we spend time
without eating raw fruit and vegetables
more than three months. As a result,
various symptoms such as the gingival
swelling are early and finally result
In 1582, Sailors who were deceived by
scurvy strike the shore of West Africa,
and they eat the lemon which grew
When they washed the mouth with the fruit
juice of the lemon, somebody recovered
from the symptom of the mouth.
Such example seemed to be persuasive
grounds that a lemon worked for scurvy.
After that, the senior service provides
with about 6 million liters of squeezes
of lemon in 19 years.
The squeeze of lemon was stored in a
barrel under the layer of the olive oil.
As a result, it is to have been able to
keep it without ascorbate most of the
fruit juice being lost.
As a matter of course, a sailor starting
The loading the lemon onto the ship is a
chance to let the consumption of the
lemon increase, and the lemon farm will
enlarge in each place.
A lemon came over to Japan.
It is listed in "a history of Japanese
fruit chronological table" as follows.
"April, 1875, Saburo Takagi who was a
consul general introduced the seed and
saplings such as orange, a lemon, a
strawberry, the hop from the United
In addition, it is written with a
different book as follows.
It is the Meiji era after the foundation
of a country that a lemon was handed
down to Japan.
The lemon was mixed in many foreign-made
articles, too. When a foreigner came for
a hot spring cure in Atami of Shizuoka
in 1873, he sprinkled the species of the
lemon contained in dinner on the garden.
It does not know which story is right.
But, around the beginning of the Meiji
era, the lemon seemed to come to Japan.
It is written in the cultivation history
of "the Sedota lemon" as follows.
In 1928, I plant 300 trifoliate orange
young plants and perform bud grafting
of Lisbon Eureka Lemon.
In other words, I understand that the
lemon cultivation began after the Showa
3、About how to grow a lemon
①On the cultivation of the lemon
👉 Area suitable for the cultivation
of the lemon
The lemon seems to like the land which
drainage has good and the area with
more than 15 degrees Celsius of mean
In Japan, there is a lemon-growing area
in the warm place of the south side from
Kanto area. The slant ground of the
mountains in the coastal area is a lemon
-growing main area. Because chills do
not collect, and drainage is good.
A Setouchi lemon farm writes it, too.
"Originally the area in Setouchi has
little precipitation, and it is a warm
area (mean temperature 15 degrees
Celsius). It is a characteristic that
there are many fine days.
The lemon in particular is vulnerable to
rain and wind. There are few typhoons,
and, in this area with a little quantity
of the wind, the outbreak of illness is
controlled as much as possible and is
the environment that is most suitable
for a lemon. As for the lemon growing
here, both the taste and the nourishment
are fully included in the depths of the
In particular, Sedota-cho is most
suitable for lemon cultivation.
This is because it wins a positive well
as about half of the island is an
And the lemon is vulnerable to cold.
When temperature falls than -3 degrees
Celsius, a tree weakens and seems to have
possibilities to die. Therefore cold
protection measures are necessary in the
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👉 The tree bears fruit with one
The tree of lemon is pollinated and bears
a fruit only with one tree.
Therefore the pollination tree is not
👉 Time is necessary before it bears
a fruit for the first time
The tree gives priority to bring up a
body of oneself, rather than leaving the
next generation (leaving fruit and a
In other words, if the growth of a branch
and a leaf of the tree becomes too much
popular, most of the nourishment are used
for the growth of a branch and the leaf ,
and not be used for a flower and fruit ,
and they are not accompanied by a flower
and a fruit.
In the case of a potted plant, It seem to
be said to be need for 3 through 5 years
before the fruit of the lemon grows for
the first time.
But, in the case of a planting in the
garden, it seems to be said that we are
necessary for 4 through 6 years.
The growth of the root is limited, and
this is because a branch and a leaf do
not grow big in the case of a potted
Therefore nourishment arrives to a flower
and fruit, and a potted plant seems to
bear a fruit early.
As for the particularly young tree, a
branch and a leaf grow well. If we cut a
branch or pull it aside, force to grow up
can be weakened.
There seems to be a method to let a lot
of flowers bloom by doing so.
However, it seem to be necessary for
around three years before a fruit grows
after planting the seedling of the lemon.
② How to buy young plants,
👉 Stick seedling and large seedling
We can classify the young plant roughly
into "one stick stick seedling" and
"large seedling which branched off a
① A price is low
② It is available for much
how to make
③ It is necessary for three years
before a fruit grows at least
① A price is high
② It is begun easily
③ A fruit grows early
＜A large seedling is recommended in
For a potted young plant, a large
seedling is recommended than a stick
Because, it is just grew lemons with the
bowl which it purchased, and it is early
that a fruit grows for the first time.
When we choose the large seedling,
we choose the young plant which branches
off from a part near the plant foot
treatment if possible.
The space where fruit becomes increases
and can finish it compactly.
The tree of lemon which I planted in my
garden purchased a stick seedling in a
And the potted lemon purchased a large
seedling on the Internet.
I understand each merit and demerit well.
It is up to the thought of the person
which seedling is good.
But I think that you should purchase the
seedling after knowing the seedling
passed how many years.
It seems to be difficult to harvest fruit
from a young seedling.
I think that there is the joy of "to just
grow the tree of lemon".
However, you should purchase the seedling
which passed for several years if your
first purpose is "to harvest the fruit of
Please think that you purchased the
period (time). Even if the price of large
seedling is high, you will think that
"it was good early to bear a fruit".
👉 When should we buy a seedling?
In both the gardening shop and the net
shop, the seedling of the lemon is sold
The seedling of the lemon is sold only at
this time, which means there will not be
But, in a case of planting a lemon,
① A climate is calm. ② About March is
good because the growth of the tree of
lemon is slow.
Therefore it is thought that you should
purchase it at that time. In addition,
September is also good becase a lot of
seedlings having a fruit are sold.
By the way, I purchased the young plant
(large seedling) of the lemon for the
potted plant on the Internet in the end
of July. (there were four fruits!)
I transplanted it into a one size big
I still grow well.
(of course,four fruits are fine!)
👉 How to choose good young plants
①There are many leaves. ②The green of
the leaf is deep. ③A branch is enriched
It is said that the seedling are good to
buy. Even if a lot of flower and fruits
grow , it is temporary.
We want to just judge the purchase from
the viewpoint of ①～③ above. But we see
①～③ and can purchase it if we go to
the home centers for buying by oneself.
However, we can't buy the seedling aftere
check ①～③ above if we buy it on the
On the other hand, the young plant of the
lemon is sold when we go to the gardening
but there are not many kinds (one
kind - two kinds) and does not sell a
lot. We can buy most kinds if we buy it
in a net shop.
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