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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 »

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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 »

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What is a Limequat?

What do you get when you cross a juicy, tart key lime with a cold-hardy, sweet-peel kumquat fruit? You get a limequat:  a delicious, fragrant and cold-hardy citrus fruit with an edible peel! Versatile little limequats are also desirable for their juiciness, and have a sweeter, more orange-like taste than key limes. Like their parent… Read more »

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Do Grapefruit Trees Need Full Sun?

It’s so easy to love grapefruit! With they’re dark, shiny leaves and bright, long-hanging fruit, different types of grapefruit trees make beautiful specimens in a home garden or anywhere. Plus, grapefruits are delicious and highly nutritious. But there’s one drawback…as tropical plants, lots of sunlight is needed for any standard or dwarf grapefruit tree to… Read more »

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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 »