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Bob Duncan: growing oranges in Canada __ Video information about growing citrus in Canada. - video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEx6I4c7ys0 

Growing: Citrus __ Good overview with information about cultivars, site preparation, soil needs and more. - From thriftyfun.com - http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf39743667.tip.html

Growing Citrus in Containers __ "Citrus trees are terrific for sunrooms. The glossy foliage looks great year round, and the scent of the blossoms can fill a room."  You will find general information about growing citrus in pots. - From gardenguides.com - http://www.gardenguides.com/709-growing-citrus-containers.html

Growing Citrus Fruit Trees Organically __ Information on how to grow many types of citrus organically in the ground or in containers. - From organicgardeningpro.org - http://organicgardeningpro.org/citrus-fruit-trees/ 

Growing Citrus Fruits at Home __ A general overview of the process. - From ecomii.com - http://www.ecomii.com/gardening/fruits/citrus  

Growing Citrus as Houseplants __ "Although northern New England lacks Florida's semi-tropical climate needed to produce citrus fruits as an outdoor crop, it is possible to grow oranges, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, and other citrus varieties as ornamental indoor houseplants." A complete guide with text links to more detailed material. - From backyardgardener.com - http://www.backyardgardener.com/masterg/g-73.htm 

Growing Citrus Indoors In Cool Climates __ "You can grow citrus plants just for fun from seeds found in fruits purchased at local produce markets. However, these plants are generally not good candidates for long-term houseplants. Some of the citrus types best adapted to indoor culture include Ponderosa lemon, Otaheite orange, Meyer lemon, Persian lime and Calamondin orange." Brief overview. - From hort.purdue.edu - http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/citrus.html

 
 
Growing Citrus Trees - Citrus Facts from Sunkist __ What do you get when you plant a Valencia Orange seed? No, it is not part of a riddle. You will find some very interesting information. - illustrated - From sunkist.com - http://www.sunkist.com/products/how_citrus_trees.asp

Growing Citrus Trees In Phoenix Arizona, Meiwa Kumquats - Rutaceae __ "Citrus grow extremely well in the lower desert and in fact have been a commercial crop here for over 100 years. The most important aspect of growing healthy citrus is proper watering." How to grow citrus in Phoenix. - illustrated - From phoenixtropicals.com - http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/citrus.html

Growing Dwarf Citrus In Containers __ "Dwarf citrus trees are especially suited for container growing as they can be kept at manageable sizes. Container growing allows gardeners to overcome poor soil conditions or limited space in a landscape."  A how-to. - From fourwindsgrowers.com - http://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/tips-and-advice/growing-dwarf-citrus/in-containers.html

Growing Lemon Trees __ "Growing lemon trees requires fairly defined growing conditions as they aren't indigenous to the west...However, it isn't hard! Lemon trees just need a little more attention than an everyday apple tree. Well worth it though!"  - illustrated - From flower-and-garden-tips.com - http://www.flower-and-garden-tips.com/growing-lemon-trees.html 

Growing Lemons __ "Your kitchen garden cannot be complete without having beautiful home grown lemons on hand. This guide will show you all about growing lemons." - From no-dig-vegetablegarden.com - http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/growing-lemons.html

Growing Oranges __ You will find video and several click-to-read articles and resources. - illustrated - From .ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/growing-oranges/   

The home citrus orchard __ "It may seem like an impossible dream if you live outside of southern Florida, California, or Texas, but you can grow a home “backyard” orchard of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and exotic citrus even in the coldest climates. These attractive small trees provide a bounty of luscious fresh fruits, beautiful and intensely fragrant flowers, and lush glossy foliage. Best of all, growing these potted charmers is as easy as raising any houseplant." A bit of history and growing tips. - illustrated - From backwoodshome.com - http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/evangelista81.html

 

Home Fruit Production - Citrus __ "Commercial citrus production in Texas is mostly limited to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Small plantings that formerly existed near Beaumont, Orange, Houston, Beeville, Falfurrias and Carrizo Springs have mostly disappeared because of economics and recurring freezes. Nonetheless, many Texas residents want citrus trees in the home landscape to enjoy their dark, evergreen foliage, fragrant blossoms and colorful, delicious fruit." A gardeners guide to growing your own in Texas. - illustrated - From Texas A & M University - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/citrus/citrus.html

How to Grow Citrus Fruits __ "It doesn't get any fresher than this! Citrus trees are relatively easy to grow, provided that you have a warm enough climate. Even if your conditions are not ideal, there may still be a citrus tree for you." - From wikihow.com - http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Citrus-Fruits  

How to Grow Grapefruit Trees __ Basic step-by-step information about growing grapefruit trees - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_3639_grow-grapefruit-trees.html

How to Grow Lemon Trees __ " If you plant, water and fertilize your lemon trees with care, the result will be healthy, attractive trees and a quality harvest." Basic step-by-step information about growing lemon trees - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_3638_grow-lemon-trees.html

How to Grow a Lemon Tree Indoors __ Basic tips for growing a lemon tree as a houseplant. For some, you may need a 20ft ceiling. - From plantea.com - http://www.plantea.com/lemon-tree-indoor.htm

Is Cold Hardy Citrus a Myth __ " I have heard some of the amateur citrus hybridizers of Houston say "there are cold hardy citrus and there are good tasting citrus but there are no cold hardy good tasting citrus." See what you think? - From MrTexas - http://members.fortunecity.com/pjsauber/CitrusMyths.htm 


 
Planting and care of grapefruit in the Texas landscape __ "Grapefruit apparently originated as a natural mutation of the shaddock or pummelo somewhere in the West Indies. It was first described in 1750 in Barbados, while the first record of the term grapefruit occurred in 1814 in Jamaica." You will even gete a bit of history to go along with growing information. - From aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/Citrus/grapefruit.htm

Pomelo / Growing the granddaddy of grapefruit __ "Even its botanical name, Citrus grandis, speaks to its size; it ranges from the size of an extra-large grapefruit to that of a basketball. But this giant ancestor of the grapefruit has a fragrant skin and a pillow-soft pith that protect its sweet flesh. Once it's peeled, the pomelo's delicious segments easily separate from its membrane, making it a hassle-free delight." History and growing tips. - From sfgate.com - http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/25/HOG7FAFSVC1.DTL&type=printable

Tips and Techniques __ Information about growing citrus in containers. - From gardenguides.com - http://www.gardenguides.com/TipsandTechniques/citrus.htm

Yes we can Grow Citrus Fruit in Maryland __ How to grow container citrus in Maryland. - From homesteadgardens.wordpress.com - http://homesteadgardens.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/homegrown-fruit/  
 

 

 

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