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Orange

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Citrus (Orange) The commercial oranges are typified by ‘Washington’ navel and ‘Valencia’. Blood oranges are characterized by red pigmentation in flesh, juice, and (to a lesser degree) rind. Flavor is excellent, with raspberry overtones. Generally, they thrive wherever sweet oranges produce good fruit. Pigmentation varies with local microclimates and weather. ‘Moro’ bears fruit with deep…(Read More)

Lemons and Limes

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Citrus (Lemon) Low heat requirement makes lemons widely adapted and especially appreciated in regions where sweet oranges and grapefruit won’t ripen. These do best year-round near the coast, though some varieties are very successful in the desert. Citrus (Lime) The various limes range from moderately to extremely cold sensitive; they are most reliable…(Read More)

Kumquat

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Kumquat Kumquat trees rarely grow higher than 8 to 10 feet tall, so they are suited for smaller gardens. Several species are available, but the most commonly grown are ‘Nagami’ (Fortunella margarita) and ‘Meiwa’ (Fortunella crassifolia). The ‘Meiwa’ is delicious plucked and eaten right off the tree. ‘Nagami’ can be eaten this way too, but…(Read More)

Pummelo

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Citrus (Pummelo) A vigorous grower, reaching 15 to 30 ft. tall, with 4 to 8 in. leaves. This forerunner of the grapefruit bears clusters of enormous round to pear-shaped fruits with thick rind and pith. Once peeled, fruit is just slightly bigger than a grapefruit. Different varieties range in flavor from sweet to fairly…(Read More)

Grapefruits

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Citrus (Grapefruit) Originally hybrids between oranges and pummelos, grapefruit trees can reach 25–30 ft. tall (most are shorter), with large, dark green leaves. True grapefruit needs heat for sweet-tart fruit; it’s best in Florida, south Texas, and the desert, where fruit ripens in 9 months (can take a year or longer where…(Read More)

Citrus Family

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Citrus Family Full sun Moderate watering Moderate growth As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season.  If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need…(Read More)

Eucalyptus Trees

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Eucalyptus are a diverse genus of flowering trees (and a few shrubs) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Members of the genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia. Only 15 species occur outside Australia, and only 9 do not occur in Australia. Species of…(Read More)

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