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Health Benefits of Eating Citrus

We’re all about citrus at Citrus.com, and no wonder…bright, colorful, fragrant and refreshing, citrus fruits are not only prized for their sweet-tangy taste – they’re nutritional super foods, too! Citrus fruits are rich in multiple nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, and fiber which help protect your vascular system, reduce inflammation, improve gastrointestinal function and health,… Read more »

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Fruits to Plant in the Spring

Spring is coming! Are you ready to get growing? Tulips, daffodils and crocuses will soon be popping up everywhere, and if you’re itching to add edibles alongside your blooms, you’re not alone – there are few things more satisfying than enjoying fresh-grown tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries from your own garden. And don’t forget about fruit trees,… Read more »

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Pruning Citrus Trees in the Spring

Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, grapefruit…there are so many types of citrus fruits! And for those who love citrus (whether for snacking, juicing, or using in your favorite recipes), there’s nothing quite like the thrill of growing your own. Citrus trees need consistent care if they’re going to produce fruit, however, and whether you envision a… Read more »

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Tall Do Lime Trees Get in a Hanging Basket?

Do you love hanging plants? If so, you’re not alone – many gardeners are diving into the world of vertical gardening with all its many advantages, which include making gardening easier on your back, serving as an attractive screen or divider, maximizing a small gardening space, and just plain looking amazing! And these days, people… Read more »

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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 »