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My brother is a raw vegan so I thought a good Christmas present for him would be a dwarf orange tree.
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Or a lemon tree

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They are around the same price range $20-$30. Does anyone know which is easier to grow? Does one produce more that the other or produce during the winter?
 

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Both are winter cropping and don't like frost. I found lemons are more versatile as they are available over a longer period and can be stored to ripen in the cupboard.They can also be used not quite ripe as zest, that is, grated to flavour food.
My son's a vegan but he cooks food as much as eats it raw.
Your brother may prefer the orange tree purely because of his raw diet.
 
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I had a lemon tree but it didn't produce any fruits. I was doing my best - I watered it regularly and I put it in a sunny place. I waited for about a year and nothing happened. Any ideas what I did wrong?

Oranges are more delicious than lemons so I think orange tree will be a better present. I'm sure your brother will be happy:)
 

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I had a lemon tree but it didn't produce any fruits. I was doing my best - I watered it regularly and I put it in a sunny place. I waited for about a year and nothing happened. Any ideas what I did wrong?

Oranges are more delicious than lemons so I think orange tree will be a better present. I'm sure your brother will be happy:)

Is your lemon a grafted tree and how old is it? It may need more time.
 
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Is your lemon a grafted tree and how old is it? It may need more time.

Unfortunately I don't have it anymore, it died. When I bought it, it had fruits, so I think it was grafted. It stopped producing fruits after I had put it in my room.
 
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I had a lemon tree but it didn't produce any fruits. I was doing my best - I watered it regularly and I put it in a sunny place. I waited for about a year and nothing happened. Any ideas what I did wrong?

Oranges are more delicious than lemons so I think orange tree will be a better present. I'm sure your brother will be happy:)

Lemon trees yield well when they are pruned regularly. A good feed of fertilizer does the job most often.
I have tried this trick which a local gardener taught me and it worked. A couple of months before the fruiting season strip the tress off old leaves, you will find fresh growth with lots of flowers and fruits in its season.
 
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I think you are right, thank you!:) I no longer have this lemon tree, but your advice may come in handy in the future. I didn't prune my tree, so probably this is why it didn't' produce any fruits:(
 
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Thank you for your responses! I think I will go with the lemon tree since they produce longer. He loves to eat raw lemons, I don't understand how.
 
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Just curious. Is that Dwarf Orange Tree also called a Calamondin Orange Tree? If it is then I have seen someone cultivating one. Be wary though about making sure that the tree will make it past the first season, so to say. I heard that some people sell such plants made from graftings which are not really viable. They will only last long enough to be sold. Then they just die.
 

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