Lemon Tattoo

The lemon is an evergreen tree from the Rutaceae family, native to Asia. The origin of the lemon is unknown, but it is believed that they were first grown in Northern India in the Assam region. Later lemons entered Europe through Italy and were popular in Ancient Rome, as well as in Islamic gardens as ornamental plants. I always try to keep at least one citrus tree in my house, in the Minnesota winter it’s so nice to have a green tree that flowers and fruits in the coldest, darkest part of the year! They’re also one of my favorite things to visit in greenhouses. One of my favorite greenhouses, Logee’s in Danielson, Connecticut, has an incredible old citrus tree with ten different varieties of citrus grafted on to the same tree! That means on any given visit, the tree can be flowering on one branch while fruiting on another. Thanks Kenzie!