Citrus Varieties

Citrus Varieties

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CITRUS VARIETIES
Grapefruit

March Seedless(White)

  • Most popular white-fleshed grapefruit.  Best flavor in hot-summer climates.  Holds on tree for long periods.  Deep green leaves.
  • Large fruit, juicy.
  • Harvest January to May

Red Blush(Ruby Red)

  • Improved variety with fewer seeds and richer blush red color to the flesh and rind.  Fruit lasts well on the tree, ripening in winter through spring.  Evergreen. Full sun. Fast grower.
  • Good flavor and productions.
  • Harvest Nov to May

Rio Red

  • A sport of Ruby Red.  Large, vigorous-growing tree.  Fruit holds on well.
  • Large fruit usually blushed red.
  • Harvest December to April
Kumquat

Nagami

  • This small tree loads its dense branches with bright orange, delicate tasting oval fruit, appearing nearly year round.  Very ornamental in containers on patio or indoors in bright light.  Slow growing.
  • Excellent in containers.

Meiwa

  • Round fruit is sweeter, jucier, less seedy than other varieties.
  • Best kumquat for eating fresh.
Lemon

Lisbon

  • Productive, commercial variety more tolerant of heat, cold and wind. Fruit can be harvested year round.
  • Good production.  More cold hardy than Eureka. Vigorous.

Eureka

  • Produces abundance of fine, market-quality lemons year round.  Juicy fruit with few seeds is borne at an early age.  Attractive landscape specimen with bronzy-purple new growth.
  • Harvest year-round.  Thornless. Fruit highly visible.

Eureka Variegated Pink

  • Excellent patio or container plant.  Bright yellow fruit. Juicy, market quality lemons year round.  Volk Rootstock.
  • Unusual variegated leaves.  Pinkish tinge to new growth.

Meyer Improved

  • Round, thin skinned, orange-yellow.  Less acidic.  Very juicy.  Bears fruit year-round at early age.
  • Fruit quite different than commercial lemon.
Lime

Bearss

  • Heavy bearer of juicy, lemon-sized fruit in winter to early spring. Grows into a densely branched, full rounded crown.  Excellent container plant for patio or indoors in cold areas.  Cutting grown and grafted on Troyer Citrange rootstock.
  • Few to no seeds.  Juicy and acid.  Good prodution.  Harvest June to September.

Calamondin

  • Attractive columnar shrub bears small, juicy, sour fruit excellent for preserves.  Fragrant white flowers back bright foliage.  Ripe fruit holds well.  Cutting grown and grafted on Rubidoux rootstock.
  • Cold hardy.  Highly productive and decorative.

Indian Sweet

  • Also called Palestine sweet lime.  Not a true lime but a hybrid of unknown parentage.  Fruit is lime like in appearance and its juicy but not sweet.  The tree is vigorous, medium-large and thorny with cupped leaves.
  • Favored in Mexico for medicinal purposes.

Mexican

  • Develops best flavor in hot-summer areas.  Fruit is borne year-round, with harvests concentrated in winter.  Fruit can be picked green or yellow.
  • Bartender’s Lime or Key Lime.  Very sensitive to cold.
Limequat

Eustis

  • Hybrid of Mexican Lime and Kumquat.  Fruit shaped like a big olive.
  • Good Lime substitute with edible rind.
Orange

Blood Moro

  • Unique red fleshed orange that produces delightful flavored juice with a hint of raspberry.  Highly ornamental tree.  Red blushed fruit form in clusters near the outside of tree.
  • Harvest December to March.  Few seeds. Juicy.

Blood Sanguinelli

  • Small to medium size with attractive appearance.  Very productive.  Beautiful external blush.  Distinctive flavor and very juicy.
  • Very popular variety in Spain.

Hamlin(aka AZ Sweet)

  • An early ripening variety often sold as an Arizona Sweet Orange.  Fairly easy to peel but used primarily as a juice orange.  medium to large tree.  Good cold hardiness.
  • Harvest November to January.  Sweet flavor.

Trovita(aka AZ Sweet)

  • Widely adaptable thin skinned orange that develops excellent flavor.  Produces good crops in hot areas. Great for juice or eating.
  • Good Juice and eating orange. Few seeds.

Valencia Campbell

  • Excellent juice orange with fruit ripening earlier than standard Valencia orange.  Fruit can remain on the tree until late summer and remain sweet.
  • Harvest January to May, earlier than standard Valencia.

Valencia Maars

  • Improved flavor, higher juice content, and early maturing distinguish this selection from the standard Valencia orange.  This nearly seedless variety matures 2 to 4 weeks earlier, extending harvest.
  • Large fruit. Exceptional flavor.  Matures 2-4 weeks earlier.

Washington Navel

  • Delicious, easily peeled, seedless fruit.  Full sun.  Moderate-growing
  • Largest, best eating orange.  Irregular production.  Harvest fruit November to February.
Pummelo

Cocktail

  • Produces sweet, juicy fruit with a distinctive flavor.  Ripe fruit is greenish-orange with light orange flesh.  This hybrid offers an exciting addition to the Citrus pallet.
  • Pummelo/Mandarin hybrid.

Chandler

  • Exotic fruit favored in the Orient.  Pink flesh is sweet and juicy, and easily segmented for eating flesh, unlike a grapefruit.  Produces seedless fruits if planted in isolation.
  • Harvest fruit December to February.  Wonderful background.
Tangelo

Minneola

  • Delightful tangerine-grapefruit hybrid produces juicy, thick-skinned orange-red fruit with a rich tangerine flavor.  Winter ripening fruit has few seeds.  Great in containers.  Evergreen.  Full to partial sun.
  • Harvest fruit December to March.
Tangerine

Dancy

  • Easily peeled, tasty red-orange fruit in winter from this dwarf evergreen tree.  As a landscape specimen it offers year round glossy foliage and fragrant flowers.  Produces best with heat and humidity.  Full sun.  Vigorous grower.
  • Harvest fruit December to February.

Clementine(Algerian)

  • An early season tangerine producing sweet and juicy fruit that will hold on the tree for months.  Easily peeled, highly ornamental fruit.
  • Harvest December to March.  Fruit holds well on tree.
1 Comment
  • I just bought a home in the SaddleBrooke community that has a very nice & productive Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree that produces very juicy and tasty Grapefruits. I am interested in planting an orange tree but I don’t know where to start. I don’t believe I want a juice orange but more like a tangerine, or a Navel Orange or something that is juicy and tasty and easy to eat. Can you help?

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