Ichang Lemon Tree

Ichang Lemon Tree

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Ichang Lemon Tree For Sale

These will only available in 1 gallon size.

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Ichang lemon is a spontaneous natural hybrid originating in China involving an unknown type of pomelo and a species citrus called Ichang papeda (Citrus ichangensis). Recent research indicated that C. ichangensis may not be the direct parent, but that Ichang lemon may be a Yuzu x pomelo cross. In any case, Ichang lemon is a robust tree with large, dark green, grapefruit-like leaves on a tall tree. After producing large, fragrant blossoms in spring, Ichang lemon usually has a bumper crop of yellow, lemon-like fruit range in size from a Navel orange to a grapefruit. Like grapefruit, the fruit frequently hang in clusters, making Ichang lemon visually striking when the fruit are ripe in the fall. Ichang lemon are among the first citrus to show color in the fall, and it’s not uncommon to see yellow fruit as early as late September. The fruit are very juicy, producing up to a half-cup of juice per fruit. They are also very seedy, and most fruit will contain 30 or more seeds. The fruit have a clean, sour taste, and can be used in any way a lemon can. Like most citrus that have C. ichangensis in their genetic background, Ichang lemon fruits tend to drop after becoming fully ripe (usually in December or early January), which shortens the harvest season.

  • Mature Tree Height: 15 feet or more
  • Ripens: Fall
  • Hardiness: 10F*
  • Taste: Sour lemon

Our trees are grafted with mature buds so our trees will fruit quicker.

* Hardiness temperatures are approximate, and indicate where fully dormant, mature trees may experience significant damage.

Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship any citrus to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX.  These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws. We do ship growing supplies such as potting mix, fertilizer and non citrus material items to AZ, FL, LA, and TX.

  • We ship via UPS Ground
  • We are currently only shipping on Mondays until Spring
  • If your order is placed after 9am on Monday it will likely ship the next week.
  • Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
  • Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.

These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:

  • Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
    We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
  • When will my tree fruit?
    We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
  • What does this variety taste like?
    In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
  • Do you have anymore of these available?
    We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
  • What rootstock is this grafted onto?
    We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.