The Lemonade Tree is believed to be a hybrid plant native to Asia and is believed to be a cross between Citrus limon and Citrus reticulata. It has glossy green leaves and white flowers that produce fruit that is similar in appearance to a lemon, but with a sweeter and less acidic flavor. The tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has a moderate growth rate.
In order to cultivate the Lemonade Tree successfully, the plant prefers full sun and well-draining soil. It is winter hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit. To encourage fruit production, regular watering and fertilization is recommended. It bears several heavy crops.
The edible parts of the Lemonade Tree are the fruit and the zest of the skin, which can be used in cooking and baking. The fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks after harvest. The sweet, juicy fruit tastes like lemonade and can be eaten straight off the tree.
The Lemonade Tree can be used for its fruit and zest, but it also has other uses such as providing shade and ornamental value in the garden. The leaves can be used as a natural insect repellent and the fruit can be used to make homemade lemonade.