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Why Is My Olive Tree Not Flowering?

Olive trees are one of the most popular edible plants to grow at home, for a number of reasons: Olive trees are easy to care for, as they can adapt to many different soil types. Olive trees can be grown successfully in a variety of climates and can handle temperatures as low as 20°F. Olive… Read more »

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Do Satsuma Trees Have Thorns?

Nope, you’re not imagining things…your new Satsuma Tree really does have thorns. It may come as a surprise to you, but most Satsuma Trees – in fact, most citrus trees – do have thorns while they’re still quite young. Why Satsuma Orange Trees Have Thorns Thorns grow on young Satsuma Trees for the same reason they grow on any plant –… Read more »

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Are Meyer Lemons Sweet?

Meyer lemons are a small, sweet hybrid lemon. They’re thought to be a cross between a “true” lemon (like the Eureka and Lisbon variety more commonly found in stores) and a mandarin orange. They’re smaller and rounder than true lemons, have smooth, thin rinds with a deep, yellow-gold hue, and pale orange pulp. When it… Read more »

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When to Fertilize an Orange Tree

Have you ever dreamed of having an pretty orange tree of your very own, with scented blossoms in the springtime and sunshiny fruit in the wintertime? You may have figured it was out of the question unless you live in Florida or California, but that’s not necessarily the case. It’s true you should live in… Read more »

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When to Trim an Avocado Tree

Have you been thinking you might like to buy an Avocado Tree? Avocado trees are subtropical tree that do best in a warm, semi-humid climate that experiences few and brief hard freezes. An Avocado Tree will only grow outdoors in USDA Growing Zones 8-11, but even then the territory has to be just right –… Read more »

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Are Lemon Trees Deer Resistant?

Deer, deer! Someone’s been nibbling on your lemon tree! Or maybe you don’t have a lemon tree yet, but you do have pesky deer that love to partake of your garden and you’re worried they WILL nibble on your lemon tree. Let’s come back to the deer in a moment…first we’ll talk about you getting… Read more »

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How Tall Are Lemon Trees?

Grow a container lemon tree indoors and enjoy your own homegrown lemons, regardless of the climate you live in! Growing indoor lemons isn’t hard as long as you choose the right tree and meet its special needs. Read on to learn how you can soon be enjoying sweet-smelling flowers, glossy foliage and tart, tasty fruit.… Read more »

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Where to Plant a Key Lime Tree

Are you a fan of Key Lime pie, but have had to settle for a less-than-authentic version due to the limited availability of Key Limes in your local grocery store? This article help you grow your own Key Limes just about anywhere! What is a Key Lime Tree? Also known as a Mexican Key Lime… Read more »

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What Kind of Soil is Best for Citrus Trees?

Citrus trees are surprisingly easy to grow, and so rewarding – their glossy green evergreen leaves, colorful (and delicious!) fruit, and fragrant blossoms can add interest to your outdoor (and indoor) spaces. And if you’re lucky enough to live in USDA Growing Zones 9-11, you can grow citrus trees right in your yard. Here are… Read more »

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How Big Do Satsuma Trees Get?

Have you ever considered growing a Satsuma tree? No, we didn’t just sneeze – Satsumas are fruits, small seedless members of the mandarin family of citrus fruits. With sweet, juicy flesh and thin, easy-to-peel skins, Satsumas are a popular choice for lunch boxes or eating out of hand. The Satsuma mandarin tree (also known as… Read more »

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Why is My Lemon Tree Not Fruiting?

So you got your own lemon tree and you’ve been looking forward to slices of fresh lemon in your tea and lemonade made from fresh-squeezed, homegrown lemons. There’s just one problem…you tree isn’t producing any lemons. If your tree is looking green and healthy, that can be especially frustrating. So what can you do about… Read more »

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Are Fruit Cocktail Trees Genetically Modified?

Has a fruit cocktail tree been genetically modified? Before we answer that questions, we should probably explain what a fruit cocktail tree is! What are fruit cocktail trees? No doubt you already know what fruit cocktail is – fruit cocktail (also known as fruit salad) is a dish made up of a number of different… Read more »