CITRUS LEMON KANNU’ON
If you use common super market lemons, you may want to try one of Rota Island’s favorite lemons, locally known as “Lemon Kannu’on”; one of the best tasting and best smelling lemons around. Great for use with any dish, especially fish, or for spicy lemon dipping sauce (freshly squeezed Lemon Kannu’on, diced round onions or green onions, soy sauce and crushed Rota hot peppers).
The tropical Lemon Kannu’on is a small bushy citrus shrub growing up to 10′ feet in height and produces aromatic golf ball size lemons. Simple and easy to grow; plant seed 1/2″ to 1″ deep in porous well-draining soil in small container from 1 qt. to 1/2 gallon. Place in sunny to partly sunny location and keep moist. Seed should germinate in approx. 30 days; keep soil temperature warm and avoid exposing seeds to cold wet soil. When seedling reaches 12″ to 18″ inches in height, transplant to ground or very large pot (20+ gallons).
Due to high volume of use by locals and its current scarcity, Lemon Kannu’on seeds are in limited supply. Seeds packed fresh on date of purchase with planting instructions included. Planting information assistance is gladly provided on request.