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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 »

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Are Tangerine Trees Self-Pollinating?

Anyone who’s had an apple tree knows that it won’t produce (or “set”) fruit unless there’s another apple tree somewhere in close by to help it pollinate. And that’s the nice thing about planting a tangerine tree or other citrus tree – lots of citrus trees are self-pollinating! What is Pollination, and How Are Fruit Trees… Read more »

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Can Dwarf Trees Grow in Containers?

In recent decades, small-scale gardening has become all the rage. No longer are would-be gardeners limited by the size or location of their properties! From square-foot gardening to container gardening, you can grow anything from flowers to vegetables to even trees in just a small amount of space with the right care. Tiny Trees in… Read more »

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When Do Orange Trees Bloom?

Have you ever considered trying to grow your own oranges? You should – it’s very rewarding! Orange trees are lovely to look at, with glossy evergreen leaves year-round and wonderfully fragrant white blossoms in the spring. And that’s not even taking into account the gorgeous, delicious fruits and orange tree produces! Orange trees grow outdoors… Read more »

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Citrus Plants That Grow Indoors

Homegrown citrus fruits in colder climates? It’s not so far-fetched as you think! Most varieties of citrus grown commercially in warm climates are too large to be grown indoors. But there are many small or dwarf varieties that can grow well as potted plants – even in cold, northern winters. Choosing Your Dwarf Citrus Tree Here… Read more »

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What do Kumquats Taste Like?

Probably the simplest way to narrow down what a fruit tastes like is to start with the question, is it sweet or is it sour? That can be a bit problematic when talking about kumquats…but before we get into what do kumquat taste like, it might be better to first explain what kumquats are. “What exactly is a… Read more »