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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    How soon would the Lidl one fruit?

    Kind Regards.............Rob
    Sorry rob, I have no idea as never grown citrus. Small plants atm though - about 10-15cm tall in square pot that must be around 9cm if this helps. I presume will take ages to fruit but maybe someone with more experience can advise..
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    growing a lemon tree from a pip-cb550e56-b381-4ec4-828a-fab74bac7c7f.jpg. growing a lemon tree from a pip-9b3841ff-cba2-4cc1-97c7-edd39d27c193.jpg
    Rob - I bought a calamondin tree from Lidl last year .... itís doing brilliantly. At the moment it has two fruits and more blossom.
    Have been waiting for them to be in store again, and bought another one yesterday for £2.99.
    Photos show last yearís and yesterdayís.
    Would definitely recommend them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
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    Rob - I bought a calamondin tree from Lidl last year .... itís doing brilliantly. At the moment it has two fruits and more blossom.
    Have been waiting for them to be in store again, and bought another one yesterday for £2.99.
    Photos show last yearís and yesterdayís.
    Would definitely recommend them.
    Brilliant!

    That looks to me much more like a Meyer's lemon than like a calamondin. Were the buds pure white before they opened, or were they tinged pink/red?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
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    Rob - I bought a calamondin tree from Lidl last year .... itís doing brilliantly. At the moment it has two fruits and more blossom.
    Have been waiting for them to be in store again, and bought another one yesterday for £2.99.
    Photos show last yearís and yesterdayís.
    Would definitely recommend them.
    Thatís year 1! Brilliant. I shall get some g&t ready for if/when mine crops
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    That LIDL plant is amazing. I bought a kumquat 2 years ago and it did nothing last year, apart from lose its leaves and the same is happening this year, despite being laden with fruit when I bought it (for £9.99 down from £50).
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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
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    Rob - I bought a calamondin tree from Lidl last year .... it’s doing brilliantly. At the moment it has two fruits and more blossom.
    Have been waiting for them to be in store again, and bought another one yesterday for £2.99.
    Photos show last year’s and yesterday’s.
    Would definitely recommend them.
    Wow that’s good!

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonuk View Post
    Brilliant!

    That looks to me much more like a Meyer's lemon than like a calamondin. Were the buds pure white before they opened, or were they tinged pink/red?
    The buds were sort of creamy white - no pink tinge. Was sold in a box labelled calamondin at £2.99. Iíve been really pleased with how it has grown in just one year at such a cheap price. We had the first fruit from it at Easter with a gin and tonic
    Hoping the new one performs just as well , and as you can see from the photo itís a lovely sturdy little plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
    The buds were sort of creamy white - no pink tinge. Was sold in a box labelled calamondin at £2.99. Iíve been really pleased with how it has grown in just one year at such a cheap price. We had the first fruit from it at Easter with a gin and tonic
    Hoping the new one performs just as well , and as you can see from the photo itís a lovely sturdy little plant.
    Lemon almost always has a pink tinge. I am just puzzled because calamondin fruits in my experience are orange coloured and tangerine shaped - they are indented at the blossom end while yours have a slight nipple. Anyway enjoy it!

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