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Oh, Deer! Are Lemon Trees Deer-Resistant?

Tips For Keeping Your Tree Healthy & Pest-Free Now that the weather is getting warmer, you’re thinking you might move the dwarf lemon tree you got for Christmas onto the patio. Or maybe you’ve moved to a warmer climate and you’re thinking you’d like to add a ponderosa lemon tree to your arboretum. But wait… Read more »

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Does Citrus Keep Bugs Away?

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs that belong to the Rutaceae family. Fruits in this genus include orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangelo, pomelo, and more. D-Limonene D-limonene is a compound found in oranges and lemons that can be found in its peel and zest.  It is an effective insect repellent. D-limonene is… Read more »

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What is a Satsuma?

Have you ever tasted an Orange Satsuma? If you haven’t, you are missing out on this sweet and juicy citrus fruit. But what are Satsumas and where do Satsumas come from? The Satsuma is a specific type of mandarin orange said to have originated in Japan 700 years ago. It was named after Satsuma (a… Read more »

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Can Kumquats be Frozen?

There are a variety of fruits that can be stored frozen. Kumquats can survive for several months in the fridge without losing freshness. How? First, slice the kumquats in half and remove the seeds. Put the kumquats in a container and coat with a simple syrup before placing it inside the fridge. To make the… Read more »

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What are the Types of Kumquat Trees

What are Kumquats? Kumquats are slow-growing evergreen citrus trees or shrubs. Gardeners often plant kumquats not just for their fruit, but also because they make an attractive addition to their landscape or a lovely potted décor to their home. Classified as a Citrus japonica, they were once classified as a part of the Fortunella genus.… Read more »

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How Tall Does A Meyer Lemon Tree Grow?

The Improved Meyer lemon tree is a handsome evergreen citrus tree that is a hybrid between a Mandarin Orange tree and a common Lemon tree. It is fairly vigorous, has a spreading growth habit, and is shrubby in nature. Do Meyer lemon trees have thorns? The standard Meyer Improved lemon tree is thornless and grows… Read more »

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Do Kumquats Have Vitamin C?

There is an ongoing debate on whether to scientifically classify the kumquats as a genus of Citrus. Some plant biologists argue that they should be classified as genus Fortunella because of their slight difference from other citrus fruit. However, kumquats and other citrus fruits share similar ancestry and can crossbreed with each other, hence, the… Read more »

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When do Tangelos Bloom?

Citrus enthusiasts constantly claim that Honeybell Tangelos are one of the sweetest, juiciest, and most flavorful citrus fruits you can find. But what is a Tangelo? Tangelo tree, scientifically named Citrus x Tangelo, is a sweet orange hybrid of any mandarin orange and grapefruit (or its parent the pummelo thus the name Tangelo, the portmanteau… Read more »

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What is a Sugar Apple Tree?

Have you ever seen a pale green or somewhat blue-green fruit that looks like a giant raspberry?  If you have then most likely you have seen a sugar apple fruit, otherwise known as sweetsop, or custard apple. This heart-shaped fruit is covered in segmented knobs that look almost like scales both on the inside and… Read more »

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Do lime trees need full sun?

Lime is a citrus fruit, smaller than lemon, typically round, green in color, and contains acidic juice vesicles. They taste similar to lemons with a slight difference in scent and flavor. They are often used to add flavor and tang to foods and drinks.   Today, Lime trees grow year-round in many countries like India, Mexico,… Read more »