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Lemon plant: grow a unique fruit

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The lemon tree has its roots in ancient China, the country par excellence as far as the cultivation of these wonderful fruit trees is concerned. The specimen belonging to the eucharistic domain has also enjoyed considerable success among the ancient Roman populations, which took as their object the realization of the wonderful frescoes on the most important monuments in Pompeii and Carthage. In the eighteenth century, thanks to some scientific discoveries by world-renowned doctors, the plant has experienced a formidable success also in the medical-scientific sector. The lemon tree presents itself from the aesthetic point of view very fascinating, so much to push most of the traders to use it to embellish kiosks and shop windows, on the occasion of tourist events of various kinds. The leaves are bright green and have a narrow and elongated shape at the end, to give the fruits adequate support during the flowering periods. Lemons, on the other hand, may have different characteristics that vary according to the countries and areas of cultivation.

Cultivation of the lemon plant

The plant is considered a hybrid par excellence and knows an abundant cultivation especially close to the areas characterized by a humid and warm climate. The most prolific cultivation centers are the vast majority of the countries of Latin America and southern Europe. The cultivation of the lemon plant can also be taken into consideration in the domestic context, where the number of people who adore taking care of one of the most appreciated fruit trees of botany grows ever more copiously. Anyone who wants to grow a lemon plant must first carefully choose the most suitable place for the growth of the stem and leaves in a homogeneous and natural way. During the cold seasons it is therefore necessary to expose the plant to the sun; on the occasion of night frosts instead, it is good to cover both the leaves and the stem with a suitable cloth to protect it from wind, rain, humidity and hail, even if, especially in colder areas, indoor cultivation is always recommended in a closed terrace. well lit. The most suitable soil for the fruit plant must be well drained and rich in all the nutrients that allow the stem to always enjoy excellent health.

Common diseases

Like all other fruit trees, even lemon presents the risk of contracting the most widespread diseases that seriously invalidate the health of the leaves and fruits. The most common remains the so-called plant disease, a pathology of fungal origin that begins to affect the leaves, starting from the first months of the autumn season.

Curiosity

In addition to being much appreciated in the kitchen, the lemon plant has been used since ancient times as a natural antidote able to cure the vast majority of skin diseases. Its antiseptic and regenerating properties are able to integrate optimally with a good part of the organic apparatus present inside the human body.

 

 

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