In my greenhouse I have limited space and I want to grow a single bearss lime and a single eureka lemon, each in 3-5gal container. The goal is to always have a few fruit available, or as close to this as possible. Any suggestions on how to go about maintaining these in a small and productive way?
Brian, a 5-gallon Bearss Lime and a Eureka Lemon cannot possibly always have fruit available. If you always want fruit available you will have to put the trees in the ground. Eureka lemon puts forth its big crop in the spring, and a few during the rest of the year, at least for an in ground tree. A small 5 gallon tree will not do what you are hopping for. I had a large Bearss lime in ground tree and the tree produced one crop per year. The rest of the year no blossoms. 3 - 5 gallon citrus trees do not produce much fruit even at their best.
That's a shame, but I guess you are right now that I think about it I don't think I have seen my limes bloom more than once a year. Maybe if I put a lemon and lime in the same hold in-ground... or get a lisbon instead of eureka and graft both onto flying dragon in containers they may make better use of space.