Lemons can be grown over a wide range of soils. Lemon fruit plant can flourish well on light soils having a good drainage capacity and, deep soils having pH range from 5.5 to 7.5 are considered as the best suitable for lemon tree farming. But, do note that they can be grown up to a pH ranges from 4 to 9. Heavier soils and light loam soils with well drainage facility sub soils are supposed to be the ideal for growing lemon trees.
Lemon is mostly asked because of its extensive bitterness. It is also known for its juice and pulp throughout the different portion of the world. It is mostly asked for its extensive bitterness. Its extensive bitterness is beneficiary in curing numbers of disease and disorders. It is full of amazing medicinal value, and it is especially recommended to the pregnant women.
Most lemon trees can take about three years after planting to yield some lemons suitable for picking, which is long as they are cared for correctly.
Health Benefits of Lemons
- Lemons are a good source of vitamin C.
- Improves the digestive system.
- Protects against anemia as it contains iron.
- Protects against kidney stones.
- Helps in preventing some cancers.
An acre of lemons can accommodate 200 plants. Lemon plant bears over 1000 fruits annually. The minimum selling price for a lemon fruit is 5ksh. This means a farmer would get 1millonKsh as he would be selling 200,000 fruits.