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How to Eat a Kumquat

Eating a kumquat is as easy as eating a grape – there’s no peeling necessary; you just pop this bite-sized citrus fruit into your mouth peel and all and enjoy the burst of sweet-tart flavor over your tongue! In contrast with other citrus fruits, the peel of the kumquat is sweet and edible, while the juicy… Read more »

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Health Benefits of Kumquats

A kumquat isn’t much bigger than a grape, yet this bite-sized fruit fills your mouth with a big burst of sweet-tart citrus flavor. What’s a kumquat? Originally grown in China, the word “kumquat” means “golden orange” in Cantonese. Considerably smaller than an orange, however, the kumquat’s not much bigger than a grape, but don’t let… Read more »


Ginger-Lime Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Lime juice and ginger add a bright freshness to these zesty ribs! Serve the mouthwatering, tangy ribs alongside a simple slaw made with shredded cabbage, lime juice, and avocado oil mayonnaise. Ingredients: For the ribs: ¾ cup chicken broth 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided 2-2½ lbs. rack baby back ribs 2 Tbsp. chili powder… Read more »

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Lemon Tree Growing Zones

Hey, lemon-lover! Have you ever wished you could enjoy homegrown lemons from your own lemon tree, without having to relocate to Florida or California? Here’s good news for you – it may be easier than you think! While it’s true the subtropical lemon tree plant is very sensitive to frost and does best in warmer climates… Read more »

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Do Lemon Trees Grow in Winter?

What’s more delightful than a lemon tree? With fragrant dark green leaves, delicate blossoms and brilliant yellow fruits, a lemon tree on your patio or in your sunroom makes an excellent addition to your garden – and that’s not even taking into account the fruit that adds zest and brightness to many a dish or drink!… Read more »

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Are Meyer Lemon Trees Toxic to Animals?

Q: What sweet-tart fruit isn’t often seen in grocery stores, but is a favorite of many chefs (and would-be chefs)? A: The Meyer lemon! What is a Meyer lemon, you ask? Meyer lemons get their name from Frank Meyer, a Department of Agriculture employee who collected a sample of the fruit while traveling and brought it to… Read more »


Citrus & Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe

Looking for an antidote to all the overindulgence of the holidays? This three-ingredient fruit salad with pomegranate, oranges and grapefruit makes a light, refreshing and pretty breakfast, side dish or dessert. Ingredients: 1 pomegranate 2 large navel oranges 2 pink grapefruits  Directions: Place the pomegranate on a surface that won’t stain. Starting at the crown… Read more »


Oranges in Rum & Caramel Recipe

Ideal for small dinner parties, this light, refreshing dish is perfect following a spicy meal or fancy brunch. Spooning it around a scoop of vanilla or honey ice cream for a special sweet treat!  Ingredients: 8 Navel Oranges ¼ c. Dark Rum 1 c. Sugar  Directions: Finely grate the zest of 2 of the oranges.… Read more »


Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipes

Here’s a perfect treat for teatime! These buttery, lemony beauties are light, freshing, and very easy to make.  Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp. cornstarch ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup confectionary sugar (plus more for coating, about 1½ cups) Zest of 2 lemons (about 4 tsp.) 2 tsp. lemon… Read more »

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When is Rio Red Grapefruit in Season?

When people see grapefruit, weight loss might be the first thing that comes to mind. But don’t let the so-called “grapefruit diet” with all its negative connotations turn you off trying this super food! If you’ve never tried Rio Red Grapefruit, you’re in for a treat: the taste is entirely different from the acidic, bitter… Read more »

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How to Protect Citrus a Tree from the Cold

What are citrus fruits? For many, when they hear “citrus,” “orange” is the first word that comes to mind, and for others “citrus” and “lemon” make a faster connection. Those are just a start, though…there are many varieties of citrus out there, and fruits that qualify as what is citrus may surprise you. Whatever tops… Read more »

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Citrus Growing Tips for Winter

There’s nothing quite like fresh citrus fruits, and when you grow it yourself it’s even better. Bright, colorful and zestfully aromatic, a citrus tree on your patio or sunroom adds beauty to your landscape and saves you money, too! So why doesn’t everyone grow their own citrus? In a nutshell, citrus can be temperamental when… Read more »


Lemon Doughnuts Recipe

Full of light yet robust lemon flavor, these sweet and sunshiny doughnuts are most, fluffy, and perfect for Sunday brunch, a spring or summertime tea, or a holiday breakfast. And because they’re baked rather than fried, you can feel free to indulge! Ingredients: Doughnuts Nonstick cooking spray ½ cup granulated sugar Grated zest and juice… Read more »