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This is growing in the empty lot next to my parents house near Portland, Oregon. It had pretty little pink flowers earlier in the year. I was considering saving it to put in my yard, as it will get destroyed when they start building, but wanted to make sure it wasn't something invasive first.
Mini tomatoes doesn't seem likely.
Wild onion? If so, what kind?
That looks like Rough Lemon, which was a popular rootstock decades ago, and has since been replaced in Perth by trifoliata as the main rootstock. I'd say the graft died a long time ago and the rootstock is now the main tree.
Rough lemon is edible, but not as appetising as other lemon varieties.
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Thank you. I think you must be right as I couldn't tell the difference between the main tree and a branch that was definitely growing from the base.
Does Rough Lemon peel easily and segment like a mandarin?
Is there any reason not to keep it in my tiny garden?
I've never really tried it as fruit. Pick some and try it out I guess? Keep it if you like it, there's nothing wrong with the plant itself. But if you want something else there, no harm in removing it.
It is a citrus, likly lemon from the root stock.
The tree was originally in a pot but the roots have grown through it into the soil.
At first I thought it was a lemon tree but the flowers smelled like a mandarin. Then I thought it was a mandarin tree but the fruit did not turn orange. The ripe yellow fruit peels like a mandarin but the inside is yellow and tastes quite bitter - not quite like a lemon. It was definitely ripe - it had been left on the tree so long the peel was turning brown.
Thank you for your help in solving the mystery.