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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Citrus fruiting season in Australia

Eureka Lemon - Citrus limon 'Eureka'

The most commonly planted lemon. A large variety with a true 'bitter' taste, high in juice and acid. Fruits most of the year, has medium-skinned fruit with few seeds. Fruit is medium to large in size and grows well in most parts of Australia. Has fewer thorns than other varieties.

The flavour of 'Eureka' and 'Lisbon' is very similar. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season - spring and summer months.
Height: 4-6m   Width: 4-6m
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E8, E10 


Lisbon Lemon - Citrus limon 'Lisbon'

A good quality ‘bitter’ lemon, comparatively higher in juice and acidity levels. These trees are vigorous growers and extremely productive. Branches are particularly thorny, especially when young.

The flavour of 'Eureka' and 'Lisbon' is very similar. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season – winter to spring.
Height: 6-8m   Width: 6-8m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E8 Outdoor Area

Meyer Lemon - Citrus limon x sinensis 'Meyer'

Lemon ‘Meyer’ is a hybrid that is more cold tolerant than other lemon varieties. It is a smaller, bushier tree producing numerous crops of medium sized lemons throughout the year. The fruit is round orange/yellow in colour with a thin rind, has high juice content and a mild, low acidic flavour. The fruit is mainly produced during autumn and winter.

A popular choice as it is visually appealing with lush glossy leaves and is the most aromatic of any lemon tree.

Ideal for growing in containers and pots. Dwarf varieties available also.
Height: 4-6m   Width: 4-6m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy green foliage, a more compact variety of lemon.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E8, E10 Outdoor Area

Lemonade Tree - Citrus Limon X reticulate 'Lemonade'

The Lemonade Tree originated in Australia. It is a sweet juicy fruit, tasting like lemonade - without the bubbles. It is a heavily producing citrus tree, crossed between a lemon and a mandarin. It can be eaten straight from the tree. The fruit is a lot sweeter than a traditional lemon, with a refreshing taste. The sweetness of the fruit increases the longer the fruit remains on the tree. Often has thorns.

Season – year round.
Height: 3-4m   Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 Outdoor Area

Tahitian Lime - Citrus latifolia

The Tahitian is the most popular lime tree and produces very juicy fruit year round. The seedless fruit is small, round and green with a lovely mild taste with a low acid content. Easy to grow and has a dense branching habit, making them ideal for small gardens or pots/containers. Fruit ripens in autumn. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season – autumn to winter
Height: 3-4m   Width:3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E8, E10 Outdoor Area

Kaffir Lime - Citrus hystrix

Kaffir Limes are grown mainly for its aromatic double-lobed leaves used predominantly in Thai, and other Asian cooking.

The small fruit is knobbly, has little juice and not edible – but its oil has strong insecticidal properties.

To increase foliage growth, remove fruit from tree. Great in pots / containers.
Height: 2-4m   Width: 2-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy green, highly aromatic, double lobed foliage.Foliage is highly aromatic when crushed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 

West Indian Lime / Key Lime - Citrus aurantifolia

The West Indian Lime is similar to the Tahitian but is smaller with a stronger, more acidic flavoured fruit. A smaller growing tree than the Tahitian that needs protection from frosts in the early years.

Stems have thorns. Lime 'West Indian' is a cold tolerant lime.

Season – summer and autumn.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Rangpur Lime - Citrus x limonia 'Rangpur'

Rangpur is often mistaken for a mandarin as the orange-skinned fruit looks similar. The fruit is very acidic and really only suitable for use in drinks.

The fruit is easily peeled and broken into segments like a mandarin, but has a strong lime flavour. A vigorous attractive tree that is more cold tolerant than true limes.

Season – autumn to spring.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Blood Orange - Citrus sinensis

Blood Oranges require a hot dry climate to produce the best coloured and tasting fruit.

Fruit matures mid-season, have deep red flesh, and are very juicy and sweet flavoured. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season - July to September.
Height: 3-6m  Width: 3-6m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Lane's Late Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Lane's Late Navel'

Lane's Late Navel is very similar to the 'Washington Navel', however the fruit ripens a few months later in late winter to early spring.

It produces large fruit with juicy, sweet, seedless flesh. Easy to peel and segment. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season – July to October.
Height: 6-8m  Width: 6-8m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   Outdoor Area

Leng Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Leng Navel'

The Leng Navel is an early maturing navel orange which is very juicy. The fruit is slightly smaller in size to other oranges and has a finer rind texture and thinner skin.

Excellent eating orange, also used for juicing.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Valencia Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Valencia'

Valencia has a medium, thin-skinned fruit with few or no seeds. It is a popular, fast growing and hardy tree. Fruit is sweet and juicy and are heavy croppers. Valencia is great for juicing and eating.

The skin is often orange with a tinge of green to it when they are ripe.

Valencia oranges are generally available year round as the trees crop regularly and unlike other oranges the fruit can be held on the tree, making it sweeter than most. Seedless and Dwarf varieties available also.

Season – winter to summer.
Height: 6-8m  Width: 6-8m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 Outdoor Area

Washington Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Washington Navel'

The Washington Navel is the oldest and most popular orange tree. Medium to large round, seedless fruit from early winter.

The fruit is very juicy, sweet and excellent in flavour. More suited to cool climates. Dwarf varieties available also.

Season – May to September.
Height: 6-8m  Width: 6-8m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 

Afourer Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Afourer'

The Afourer is almost seedless, with a sweet and refreshing in flavoured fruit. Easy to peel, vibrant orange skin.

Season – June to September.
Height: 3-5m  Width: 3-5m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Emperor Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Emperor'

The Emperor is a popular mandarin producing medium to large, deep orange juicy fruit with good flavour.

Easiest to peel in the Mandarin family with its puffy skin that separates from the flesh.

Season – May to June.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 

Imperial Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Imperial'

The Imperial is the most popular grown Mandarin. The vibrant orange fruit is small to medium in size and sweet with few seeds. It is easy to peel, making it popular with children.

Dwarf varieties available also.

Season - March to August.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 

Honey Murcott Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Honey Murcott'

The Honey Murcott is the sweetest mandarin but has more seeds than the Imperial. The fruit is large and flat with thin skin and an excellent flavour - high juice and sugar content.

Dwarf varieties available also.

Season - Aug to Oct in warm regions (late maturing) – often longer in cooler regions.
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 

Silverhill Mandarin or Satsuma Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Silverhill' (Satsuma)

A seedless bright orange fleshed fruit which is easy to peel and separate. The fruit is medium sized, flat in shape and very sweet and juicy.

Very cold hardy and easy to grow in a well drained, sunny position.

Suitable for gardens or pots/containers.

Season – early June.
Height: 2-3m  Width: 2-3m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Wheeny Grapefruit - Citrus x paradisi 'Wheeny'

A popular, heavy cropping grapefruit with large round fruit. Flesh is light coloured and has a distinctive lemon flavour with many seeds. A vigorous grower with large juicy, thick-skinned, sour fruit.

Will tolerate coastal conditions and cooler temperatures more than other grapefruits.

Season – June to July.
Height: 6-8m  Width: 6-8m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Medium to Large shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Calamondin Cumquat - Citrus mitis 'Calamondin'

Calamondin is the most popular grown cumquat. It produces a small round fruit with bright orange skin. The flesh is acidic and sour, perfect for marmalade, preserves or liqueurs. Foliage is bushy and dense making it ideal for pots/containers. The shrub has few thorns and is cold hardy. Cumquats are often budded into topiary / standards.

A variegated foliage form is also available.

Season - April to August
Height: 3-4m  Width: 3-4m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small to Medium shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10 Outdoor Area

Marumi Cumquat - Fortunella japonica 'Marumi'

A compact, evergreen shrub with small round golden orange fruit with tight skin and sour taste. Very similar to Cumquat ‘Nagami’. It is a small growing tree with bushy dense foliage. Fruit is perfect for marmalade, preserves or liqueurs. Great citrus for growing in pots and containers.

Season - April to August.
Height: 1-2m  Width: 1m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10   

Nagami Cumquat - Fortunella margarita 'Nagami'

A compact shrub that produces an oval shaped golden yellow fruit which can be eaten fresh and whole (with skin) – the skin has a sweeter flavour and helps counter act the sour flesh. This citrus ripens mid to late winter and crops heavily, creating a stunning display.

Fruit is perfect for marmalade, preserves or liqueurs.

Great citrus for growing in pots and containers.

Season - April to August.
Height: 1-2m  Width: 1m  
Form:Foliage:Perfumed:Flowers:
Small shrub.Glossy, green foliage.Sweetly perfumed.White Flowers.
Plantmark Stand Locations:
Lynbrook VICThomastown VICWerribee VICKellyville NSWMerrimac QLD
  A10  E10

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