LYVIA LEMON (DWARF LEMON TREE)

KSh7,500

Ready to be delivered to you in Nairobi tomorrow or collected from Herbivore Garden Centre in Gigiri, Nairobi.  

Herbivore’s range of dwarf fruit trees are great to grow in small spaces including apartment balconies and verandas as they can be grown in pots.

This interesting variety of Lyvia Lemon is the result of crossing the key lime with a round kumquat, citrus japonica and citrus aurantifolia, to produce a unique hybrid of the qualities and flavours of both fruits. Your Lyvia Lemon will come ready planted in a tradiotonal conventional A terracotta pot ready to place in your balcony or veranda.  

This small tree grows fairly slowly, presenting a contained, bushy form of citrus leaves characteristic of its heritage. Lyvia is a versatile plant and is equally at home indoors as an ornamental houseplant or outdoors as dressing for a patio or alcove. Their adaptability offers an excellent opportunity for a novice – being fairly small, easily replanted and comfortable with being pruned to shape. The fruit of Lyvia is a yellowish green, oval and slightly larger than the other varieties of Eustis Limequat. With less seeds than a kumquat, they offer a unique combination of flavour - quite sweet with a subtly acidic flesh. This makes it a perfect ingredient for drinks and seafood dishes. While, in contrast to limes, the fruit can be eaten whole, they remain an interesting twist to cocktails or as a unique garnish item. A healthy one too – as it boasts a very high concentration of vitamin C.