Ponderosa Lemons are characterized by their large, pear-shaped fruits with a thick and bumpy rind. This hybrid is a cross of Lemon and Citron, and is consequently less cold hardy than a true lemon. A few benefits of the hybridization are its larger flowers, ability to bear fruits all year, and purple-tinged new leaves, making it an outstanding ornamental selection. The juice may be used as an equal substitute for traditional lemons.
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.