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Do Kumquats Taste Sour?

Small in size but big on flavor, kumquat fruit are a healthy, tasty addition to your diet. To a novice, at first glance it might be mistaken for a tangerine-colored grape tomato. It’s got a funny name. When people eat it, they consume the whole thing – skin and all. As for the flavor…well, to paraphrase… 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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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 »

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Do Peach Trees Need Full Sun?

Growing a peach tree requires a few basics like well-drained soil, a regular supply of water, and full sun which means the tree needs sunlight at least 6 to 8 hours each day to help them grow faster and healthier during growth season. Keep in mind that peach trees cannot survive in full shade however… Read more »

Dancy Tangerine Tree

The Tangerine is a Delicious Little Fruit That Has Come a Long Way

Tangerines are easy-to-peel, reddish-orange hybrid citrus fruits which resulted from the cross-breeding of mandarin orange and pomelo. They are typically referred to as “baby oranges” because of their small size, flattened tops, and less rounded body. Tangerines are also more flavorful, sweeter, and less acidic than regular oranges making them a favorite among kids and… Read more »

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Can Peach Trees Grow Indoors

So you want to grow a Peach Tree, but the lack of garden space prevents you from doing so. Why not grow indoors? Lots of fruit trees can be grown indoors and there are times when they even do better indoors than when grown outside. How about peaches, can they be grown indoors/containers? As a… Read more »

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How much water does a fig tree need?

The common fig (Ficus carica) also known as the “the poor man’s food,” is native to the Middle East and the western part of Asia. It is one of the earliest fruit trees to be cultivated, with many different species naturalized in North America and Asia. In the Mediterranean, its fruit is widely used as… Read more »

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How Tall Can a Tea Tree Grow?

Tea trees can grow up to 20 feet tall (6 meters). The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is native to the warmer regions of Australia. Also called “paper-bark” because it has flaky peeling bark, it can be a beautiful exotic addition to your home whether outdoor or indoor. They are both attractive and aromatic to have… Read more »