Producer: Peuli Bakshi

How to Grow Lemon Tree From Seeds At Home

Extracting Seeds

Remove seeds from a fresh lemon. Clean them thoroughly to remove any pulp or residue.

Seed Inspection

Check the seeds for viability. Healthy seeds are plump and show no signs of damage.


Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours to soften the outer shell.

Seed Planting

Plant the seeds in a seed-starting mix or potting soil. Plant them about half an inch to an inch deep.


Place the container in a warm and sunny location. Lemon trees thrive in full sunlight.


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use a spray bottle to avoid disturbing the seeds.


Germination may take several weeks. Once sprouts appear, thin them to leave only the healthiest one.


When the seedling develops a couple of leaves, transplant it into a larger container or directly into the ground.


Feed the young lemon tree with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer, following the package instructions.


Prune the tree as it grows, to encourage a strong structure.

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