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Do lime trees turn into lemons?
Thereof, can lemons and limes grow on the same tree?
Lemons (Citrus limon) and limes (Citrus latifolia) are very different species and naturally grow on different trees. Although, like all citrus, easily cross breed and it is possible to graft and bud them so they can indeed be produced on the same tree. But this is not natural.
Subsequently, question is, do lemons start out as limes? Lemons, scientifically known as Citrus limon, originate from limes, Citrus aurantifolia. They were originally developed as a two-step hybrid, first between the lime and the citron in India and Pakistan, and the second (lime with pummelo) in the Middle East. Lemons, unlike limes, do not grow as well in the tropics.
Similarly, it is asked, is my tree a lemon or lime?
Lime trees' leaves are smaller and generally aren't more than 2 inches long. Smell the tree's flowers. While both lemon and lime blossoms have the same scent, the lemon tree flowers' scent is generally stronger. Lemon trees' fruit will smell like lemons, while limes will display a strong lime scent.
Can you graft a lime to a lemon tree?
How to Graft Lemon onto a Lime Tree. Lemons and limes can be grown on the same tree. This is done by grafting a part from a lemon tree, called a scion, to a lime tree that acts as root stock. Once the tree accepts the scion, the branch will grow to bear fruit just like the tree it came from.