Roger's Tree Pick: Citrus in the garden


Last updated 2/19/2009 at Noon

A wooden arbor with lemon trees trained upward over the support structure forms a lemon tunnel.

The following are some of the many citrus types that grow in San Diego County.


• Cara Cara pink navel orange is harvested January to May.

• Lane Late Navel is harvested February to September.

• Valencia (seedless) bears fruit April to October, sometimes sooner, sometimes later.

• Moro blood orange (red-flesh) are harvested February to May.

• Washington Navels are harvested January to May and very popular with great taste.


• Eureka, the standard lemon of markets, bears throughout the year.

• Lisbon ripens mostly in fall and is fairly cold harder than Eurek...

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