Since lemons are consumed in many countries, growing this vitamin-rich fruit can be profitable. Even though lemons can be grown under a wide range of climatic conditions, the best lemon farms are usually found in Mexico, India, Spain, and China. But what do you call a lemon farm? Read on as I explore more in the next sections.
What do you call a lemon farm?
A lemon farm is also called a lemon orchard, and lemon farming is a part of citrus farming.
An orchard is usually a fruit garden or a plantation of fruit trees or shrubs maintained for food production. Orchards can also be referred to as gardens where lots of beautiful flowers are grown. They provide an aesthetic appeal and reduce pollution, produce oxygen, hold water, and reduce soil erosion.
Is growing a lemon farm easy?
Lemons can be grown in many different areas, but they are best adapted in semiarid and arid subtropical regions. They thrive in warm climates, tolerate drought, and are highly sensitive to harsh winters. Areas with a dry temperature and low rainfall are best suited to these subtropical trees.
Now let’s get into the details of how to grow a lemon orchard that gives you an abundance of tangy and sweet fruit.
Like any other plant, the better the soil, the better your lemon trees will grow. Though these prolific fruit producers can tolerate various soils, they mostly prefer slightly acidic and well-drained soil.
Fertilizing lemon trees is necessary to have a healthy and fruit-bearing tree. You will need to fertilize them once every two months during spring and summer (their active growth seasons) and once every three months during the fall and winter (their dormant periods).
Lemon trees need fertilizing with nitrogen to grow stronger each year. You can use either organic or inorganic fertilizers for them, as long as you follow the directions on your chosen fertilizer.
This citrus type of plant grows best in moist but not soggy soils. Water them every seven days during the summer and always allow the soil around the mature trees to dry between waterings.
Overwatering lemon trees can lead to root rots, but if you do not water them enough, they will not produce as many fruits
Propagating a lemon tree is best done in late spring or early summer. You can choose a 15-centimeter piece of a healthy young branch with at least two nodes at the base, cut the stem at a 90-degree angle, and wrap the cuttings in a moist paper towel.
Next, plant the cuttings in a well-draining pot, cover them with a large clear plastic bag. Once roots develop, it’s time to remove the plastic cover, then wait for a few more days till the roots fill their pots, you can now plant them in your garden.
Lemon trees usually take around two years to bear fruit and they’re ready to harvest when the fruits develop full color and flavor. When the peels are yellow with a slightly glossy appearance, you can take the entire fruit in your hand, twist, tilt and then pull it away. Just that simple!
So, what is a lemon farm? Basically, a lemon farm is also called a lemon orchard where lemon trees are grown for food production. These plants are easy to grow, and they prefer warm climates. If getting the growing process right, you’re ensured a rewarding experience with a plentiful crop.