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Citrus limon Pink, Pink Lemonade Lemon

Citrus limon Pink

Pink Lemonade Lemon
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

One of the most beautiful citrus varieties. The fruit is green and yellow striped with a pink interior. This is a small everbearing tree. Sensitive when too much moisture in the pot. The tree presents a delightful appearance with its new growth and bloom tipped in purple, contrasting with the foliage and fruit. The only true lemon for pink lemonade.





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Citrus limon Ponderosa, Giant Lemon, Ponderosa Lemon, Wonder Lemon

Citrus limon Ponderosa

Giant Lemon, Ponderosa Lemon, Wonder Lemon
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEdibleThorny or spiny

Small to medium sized tree, usually to 10-25ft high. Trees are somewhat sensitive to freezes and grow best in areas having only limited frosts and freezes. The Ponderosa Lemon tends to be slightly less hardy than other lemon varieties. Grows in conditions suitable for the average citrus, water frequently except during cold months. Fertilize 2-4 times per year. Can be container grown and was historically a common lemon grown indoors in temperate climates.

Very large, bumpy skinned lemon usually weighing 2-4 pounds. Flavor is typical lemon-like.

Propagation: Commonly by grafting cuttings to various citrus rootstocks. Can also be propagated by seed which usually come true, or fairly close to their parent.





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Citrus medica, Citron
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis ( Buddha's Hand )

Citrus medica

Citron
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Citrus medica is characterized by its thick rind and small sections. Generally, it is eaten preserved or in bakery goods, such as fruitcakes. (The candied peel rather than the fruit is often used in cooking). The citron was the first of the citrus known to the Romans. In ancient time the fruit was never eaten (it began to be used in cooking by the early 2nd century), but its intense perfume was used, penetrating clothes to repel noxious insects.





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Citrus paradisi, Grapefruit
Citrus x paradisi x C. maxima x C. sinensis

Citrus paradisi

Grapefruit
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Jamaica
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterFragrantEdible

It is sometimes confused with the pomelo (Citrus maxima), which is a close relation but is larger and pear-shaped. The grapefruit tree can grow to a height of 26 to 30 feet. Grapefruits are round, with a diameter of between 4 and 6 inches. Their thin skin may be either completely yellow or yellow with a pinkish hue. The pulp of the fruit may be yellow, pinkish, or reddish. It can be more or less sharp-tasting, acidic, sweet, and fragrant. Benefits: High in vitamin C and potassium, a good source of folate, iron, calcium, and other minerals, high in fiber, low in calories. Pink and red varieties are high in beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. Contains bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals that protect against cancer and heart disease.

Citrus reticulata x Citrus paradisi - Ugli Fruit, Uniq Fruit

Citrus grandis x Citrus paradisi - Pomelit





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Citrus reticulata, Mandarin Orange

Citrus reticulata

Mandarin Orange
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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Citrus reticulata or the Mandarin orange is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling the Orange. The fruit is oblate, rather than spherical, and roughly resembles a pumpkin in shape. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Varieties of Mandarin orange include the Tangerine, Clementine, Dancy, Tangor, Satsuma and several new varieties.

In some varieties, notably the tangerine, the rind is loose and can easily be removed by hand. The tangor, also called a temple orange, is a cross between a mandarin and an orange. Its thin rind is also easy to peel, and its pale orange pulp is spicy, full-flavored, and tart. Most canned mandarin oranges are satsumas.





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Citrus trifoliata, Poncirus trifoliata, Hardy Orange, Trifoliate Orange
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

Citrus trifoliata, Poncirus trifoliata

Hardy Orange, Trifoliate Orange
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: China
Full sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is the hardiest close relative of Citrus. It is a deciduous shrub armed with vicious spines and will survive temperatures as low as 0F to -10F. In the USA it certainly grows as far north as Boston, MA (Hardy for zones 5-9). The fruits are like small oranges about 1.5 inches across, very sour, but can be used in conserves and drinks. Watch it through the seasons. In spring it sports white, fragrant flowers. Its summer foliage is shiny and dark green. In autumn it sheds its leaves to show off its glossy-green stems. Fruit, which is very sour, also adds fall interest. It is a great barrier plant and can be trimmed to form a 3-foot hedge. It can also be used as a novelty specimen. It is also used as citrus rootstock.





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Citrus x aurantium, Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange, Bigarade Orange
Citrus × aurantium var. myrtifolia

Citrus x aurantium

Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange, Bigarade Orange
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

Citrus x aurantium is a hybrid between Citrus maxima (Pomelo) and Citrus reticulata (Mandarin).

Citrus × aurantium var. myrtifolia is sometimes considered a separate species, Citrus myrtifolia, the myrtle-leaved orange.



Citrus x aurantium, Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange, Bigarade Orange
Citrus x aurantium, Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange, Bigarade Orange
Citrus × aurantium var. myrtifolia


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Citrus x Meyeri, Meyer Lemon

Citrus x Meyeri

Meyer Lemon
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small tree, generally only to 6-12ft. Fairly cold hardy, surviving temperature into the high 20C. The Meyer lemon grows well in standard citrus producing climates, but also grows in cooler areas, and areas that receive brief freezes. Its small size makes it a popular container plant indoors in temperate climates. Grows well in full sun or part shade (full sun in cooler climates.) Water regularly, less so during cold months. Fertilize during growing periods.

Propagation: Commonly by grafting cuttings to various citrus rootstocks. Can also be propagated by seed which usually come true, or fairly close to their parent. Takes 4 years to fruit from seed.





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Citrus x sinensis, Orange

Citrus x sinensis

Orange
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Orange refers to a citrus tree (Citrus sinensis) and the fruits of this tree. It is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between Pomelo (Citrus grandis) and Tangerine (Citrus reticulata). It is a small tree, growing to about 30ft tall, with thorny shoots and evergreen leaves 2-4in long. The fruit originated in southeast Asia, in either India, Vietnam or southern China.

Oranges are widely grown in warm climates worldwide, and the flavors of orange vary from sweet to sour. The fruit is commonly peeled and eaten fresh, or squeezed for its juice. It has a thick bitter rind that is usually discarded, but can be processed into animal feed by removing water using pressure and heat. It is also used in certain recipes as flavoring or a garnish.





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Citrus x tangelo, Tangelo, Honeybell, Minneola Tangelo
Amber Sweet Orange

Citrus x tangelo

Tangelo, Honeybell, Minneola Tangelo
Family: Rutaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Minneola tangelo is a citrus fruit hybrid of Grapefruit and Mandarin.

The fruit is extremely juicy with a slight tartness.

The Amber Sweet Orange is a hybrid of the Clementine and Orlando Tangelo.



Citrus x tangelo, Tangelo, Honeybell, Minneola Tangelo
Citrus x tangelo, Tangelo, Honeybell, Minneola Tangelo
Citrus x tangelo, Tangelo, Honeybell, Minneola Tangelo


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