Follow the Lemon Trail into the fairy tale that is the historic Family Estate Ruoppo. There, you can step back in time and into the story of Sorrento and its lemons and the beauty of a secret garden
Certainly the smell of lemons and orange blossom flowers.
The same that surrounds you when you go to the Garden Center Ruoppo. It will be a pleasure to have this smell in the house after buying your own lemon tree. It will be even better to pick and use the lemons from your own tree.
The Sorrento lemon is medium-large (each lemon will reach to be approximately one kilo) in size, with very acidic juice, and with a peel that has a particular perfume of high concentration essential oils.
The lemons are rich in antioxidant, cleansing and digestive properties. In addition to ensure a healthy portion of vitamin C !
In this section we have collected the most frequently asked questions from our customers, hoping that they can be of assistance in the care of your own lemon tree.
Yes, smaller plants depart from a height of 80 cm and a width of 25 cm. It is
important, however, that the balcony is exposed to the sun even for just half a day.
You'll want to transfer the plant gradually without overdoing the pot size. For example, a plant with a pot that has a diameter of 30 cm. must be transferred into a pot with a maximum of 40/45 cm. in diameter. The soil to be used, must consist of a percentage of garden soil to make it more consistent. At the Garden Center, along with the plant we will provide you with the right blend of top soil.
There is no precise rule, because it mostly depends on the temperature and
from the external moisture. The best technique is to always check when the soil is dry and then carefully water the plant. In winter it is usually just once a week and more often in the summer.
If the temperature falls below two or three degrees for several days then we recommend you bring the plant indoors, however, in a bright area near a window. Try to keep it away from the wind throughout the year and during the coldest season cover the plant with canopy sheets of nonwoven fabric and with a plate made of straw or bark.
The lemon tree can be fertilized with organic fertilizers (manure, lupins, ornuglia bone) or with specific chemical fertilizers for fruit and citrus trees.
The fertilizatuion should be made 3 or 4 times a year.
The pruning, especially in small plants, is only necessary for correcting the shape of the crown.