Citrus fruit trees are versatile garden plants that can be grown as hedges, espaliered to decorate walls or pruned into topiary balls or grown in pots on the patio.
The following citrus fruit trees are grafted which means they will fruit earlier, are more vigorous, and stronger growing tree and is more resistant to a range of pest and diseases.
Washington Navel– sweet, juicy, large seedless fruit, April-May
Seedless Valencia- widely grown, juicy and sweet, Aug-Oct
Emperor– puffy easy peel skin, good flavour, few seeds, ripens winter after Imperial
Imperial– easy peel juicy strong flavour, few seeds, ripens Aut- early Winter.
Hicksons- Heavy fruiting, superb juicy flavour, medium size fuit and easy peel
Honey Murcott -Small to medium size fruit, with yellow -orange skin, smooth easy peel skin, it has some seeds, its rich flesh is honey sweet and juicy.
Eureka– large thick skin, strong acid juice great for cooking, fruits all year round
Lisbon- thin skin, good juicy and high acid content, ripens Winter-Spring, thorns
Meyer- small bush, softer skin, juicy, sweeter, less acid, fruits all year round
Tahitian– juicy seedless limes, if left on tree to yellow will become more juicy, Aut-winter
Kaffir– double lobed leaves used for cooking, fruit has little juicy good for zesting
Rio Red– red flesh, sweeter than others, ripen in July Aug,