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Roger's Tree Pick: citrus family

 

Last updated 2/5/2009 at Noon

Beautiful ornamental kumquats hang in clusters on the tree.

‘Citrus’ is the common name for the genus of plants in the Rutaceae family, which hails from Asia’s tropical and subtropical regions.

These aromatic, evergreen-like large shrubs and small trees produce highly fragranced fruit with leathery rinds and juicy, pulpy interiors that are a wonderful natural source of vitamin C.

As a landscape plant, they offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage, fragrant flowers and decorative fruits in season.

If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available throughout the fruit-d...



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