Here is where you will find out about all the families of Citrus: Oranges - Grapefruits - Mandarins - Lemons - Limes - Calamondins - Cumquats - Kooky & Interesting and How Best to Grow.


Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange

Generally Oranges will grow around 5 to 6 metres in height. They produce exquisite fragrant blossom that becomes delicious vitamin and nutrient rich fruit. They are suited to pots, topiary, espalier and hedging.

Navelina: Is a small to medium sized tree to around 3 - 5 metres. It is the earliest maturing navel (April), The fruit is slightly oval shaped with a thin, deep orange rind, medium to large fruit, with an excellent flavour.

Washington navel: Is a mid season orange, a sweet seedless variety maturing in early winter (May- June): its a large excellent eating fruit, easy to peel and segment and holds on the tree for several months under favourable conditions. Trees of medium vigour and size.

Lane Late navel: This lovely orange has all the eating qualities of seedless navels, but colours and matures later in the season in August.

Valencia: Is a late, seeded variety that matures from September, and will hold on the tree for six months under favourable growing conditions. Fruit is of a medium size, it's thin skinned and makes the most delicious fresh juice.

Seedless Valencia: similar to the normal Valencia, but with few seeds and slightly earlier maturity (August).

Joppa & Mediteranean Sweet: are a bit seedy they are mid season maturing oranges (July-August), with thin skins, reliable cropping and high juice content and good flavour.

Maltese Blood: an old variety with limited but distinctive rind/flesh pigmentation and flavour. Matures mid season (July-September), seedy. Medium sized tree.

Arnold Blood: has darker and more consistent rind/flesh pigmentation. Matures mid season (July-September) with medium sized fruit and loose rind.





Grape Fruit

Marsh: is a near seedless, large fruit, with straw coloured flesh. Can be harvested from July, but is sweeter if left on the tree until spring-summer.

Wheeny: Not wheeny at al seedy fruit, light straw coloured flesh, maturing June-July, with a distinct lemon flavour. Star Ruby, Rio Red and Ray (NEW): recently imported pigmented varieties. The degree of rind, flesh and juice varying from pink-red, depending on growing conditions.




Eureka: tree has few thorns and a moderately vigorous spreading habit. Ideal for the home garden as several crops are produced per year (winter, spring and summer). Fruit medium sized, thin yellow rind, few seeds and high acid - juice content.

Lisbon: tree is vigorous, large, upright spreading with dense foliage, more thorns and has some cold tolerance. Tends to have one heavy crop per year in winter- spring. Fruit smooth, less necked - otherwise similar to Eureka.

Meyer: small compact tree, more cold-tolerant than other lemons. The fruit, produced throughout the year (but mostly winter-spring), is almost orange in colour, has a high juice content and a mild, low-acid flavour.

Lemonade: a vigorous, heavy cropping tree with fruit similar in appearance to a lemon. Mainly matures in winter, easy to peel and segment, but with a lower acid ‘lemonade’ flavour when eaten fresh or juiced.

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