Lisbon Lemon

The Lisbon Lemon Tree

Lisbon Lemons are the most common lemon variety found in California and is one of the most popular around the world. They have a very similar appearance to Eureka lemons but with a more pronounced nipple.

Lisbon trees are considered a good citrus variety for indoor growing. Peak fruit production occurs from winter into early spring.

Basic Information

Common Name Lisbon Lemon
Botanical Name Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Location of Origin Portugal
USDA Zones 9-10
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium
Fruit Shape Oblong
Fruit Flavor Very Acidic
Rind Thickness Average
Rind Texture Slightly bumpy
Rind Color Yellow
Flesh Color Greenish-yellow
Easy to Peel? Average
Seeds Few to None

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Medium
Flower Color Pale Purple
Flower Size Medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 10′ – 15′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? No
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? No
Growth Habit Upright but spreading

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Year Round
Harvest Season in Minnesota Year Round
Average Spring/Summer Watering Once every 1-2 weeks, more often when hot
Average Fall/Winter Watering Once every 3 weeks

Guides for Growing in Containers

Imageslisbon lemon flower