Lemon Growing 101

Grow a bumper crop of juicy lemons at home!

Choosing the perfect citrus variety

Citrus trees will add extra zest to your garden and culinary delights! Before planting, check out the varieties of citrus on offer and pick one that best suits your garden and cooking needs. Below are some of our top picks.

Tui Performance Naturals Citrus & Fruit Liquid Fertiliser

Performance Naturals give you the power of synthetics with a performance that’s all natural, just like the garden you’re keeping - good stuff! Our Citrus & Fruit Fertiliser delivers fantastic results, formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient that’s super rich in nutrients. Use throughout your garden, and in pots and containers, to get your citrus and fruit growing happy and healthy. Our natural ingredients get great results and that's got to be good! Performance Naturals. N-P-K 3.9-0-2.4 + S + Mg

Lemon Growing Guide

Love lemons? Plant your own for an abundance of sweet, tangy fruit. A lemon tree will nestle into the sunniest of spots, next to decks and verandas, or as a centrepiece in a container on a balcony. 

Tui Citrus & Fruit Mix

Citrus and fruit trees laden with juicy crops ready to be plucked from the branch are a quintessentially Kiwi addition to many home gardens. Tui Citrus & Fruit Mix is a high quality growing mix containing the right blend of nutrients to provide your citrus and fruit trees with the best possible start and sustained growth. Added seaweed extract stimulates root development whilst improving overall plant health and SaturAid ensures water is channeled directly to the roots. Use in garden beds, pots and containers and you'll be harvesting a bumper crop of juicy citrus and fruit this season. Follow our 3 step Citrus Growing Guide > This bag is recyclable through the soft plastics recycling scheme, it just needs to be clean and dry. Learn how to clean and dry your Tui growing media bags here.

Christine's Lemon Brownies

If you're wondering what to do with all the extra lemons in your backyard, Christine has shared with us her delicious lemon brownie recipe. Combining both the rind and the juice, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Tui Enrich Fruit, Citrus, Tree & Shrub Controlled Release Fertiliser

Tui Enrich is a premium triple action system to deliver exceptional plant performance. Osmoforte® Microbial Technology creates healthy soil, and is paired with a premium controlled release fertiliser to provide vital nutrients to nourish plants. This premium Fruit, Citrus, Tree & Shrub blend is formulated with high levels of potassium for optimum flowering and fruiting, with added magnesium to prevent yellowing leaves. The addition of NovaTec® fertiliser provides an instant boost of easy to absorb nitrogen for healthy green growth. Developed for all trees and shrubs, including fruiting and flowering varieties, this formulation delivers nutrients to your plants as they require them, for up to six months. N-P-K 13.5-4.6-11.6 + Mg, Fe & trace elements.

Why are my lemon tree leaves curling?

Hi, I got a lemon tree a few months ago. It's leaves are curling and dull. I've given it citrus food and haven't noticed a change. What do you recommend? Thanks, April.

Tui Epsom Salts Magnesium Sulphate

Yellowing leaves can be a sure sign of magnesium deficiency, most common in citrus trees, and ornamental plants. The addition of Tui Epsom Salts to your garden will correct magnesium def iciencies, promoting healthy green leaves and boosting the performance of your plants. Use throughout your garden, including in pots and containers, to reap the rewards of superior plant performance. Tui Epsom Salts is suitable for citrus, vegetables and ornamental plants.    

All your citrus questions answered

From lemons and limes to oranges and mandarins, citrus are a must-have addition to any Kiwi backyard, and can be growing successfully in the garden or in pots. We often get asked for growing advice and suggestions on treating problems on citrus, so we have put together answers to your most common questions.