Citrus Trees

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Mixed Citrus

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Citrus fruit trees are the most popular fruit bearing group of plants grown in Australia. The glossy green foliage, white scented flowers and colourful fruit make these trees just as suited to ornamental plantings and container growing as to the home orchard. The fruit is produced in abundance, is nutritious, versatile and can be left on the tree for long periods. Citrus grows best in an open and sunny position. Frost-free areas are preferable however most citrus will tolerate light frost once they are established. Correct planting and ongoing care as outlined in the catalogue is vital for long-term success. Selecting the varieties to grow is up to you, however we strongly recommend that your choice allows for the maximum spread of maturity times throughout the season. Frequently Asked Questions about Citrus

Australian Round Lime

$40.95

The round knobbly fruit, usually reaching 3.5-4 cm in diameter have a distinctive and recognisably citrus flavour, with a similar globular texture to the more commonly known Finger Lime. Also known as Dooja or Gympie lime. Occurs naturally on the fringe of lowland sub-tropical rainforests of southeast Qld, from Brisbane northwards. This slender tree can reach up to 15m in height and 6-8m in diameter with multiple trunks, making it the most vigorous of the native citrus. The round lime is suitable for including in cordials, sauces, marmalades and lime flavouring. The skin is very thick (up to 7mm) and has potential for culinary use, such as grating into spice pastes, or for candied peel and may also have potential for essential oil extraction.

Citron - Buddhas Hand

$44.95

Buddha's hand are one of the oddities of the citrus family as unlike other well known citrus they're not eaten fresh. This fruit looks like an old shriveled hand with a thick uneven tightly adhered rind. Low on juice they can be acidic or sweet. Citrons are grown today for the specialty market, their prime use being as candied peel or for use in religious ceremonies. The Buddha's hand is such an interesting looking and fragrant fruit that it can be used to scent a room, if left on a kitchen bench or in the bathroom it will fill the space with a lovely aromatic citrus scent. The natural room freshener.

Lemonade Tree

$79.00 ($37.00-$79.00 choose a size)

This delicious, sweet, juicy fruit tastes like lemonade and can be eaten as a fresh fruit straight off the tree. The tree often has thorns and bears several heavy crops each year.
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Rootstock

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The citrus varieties available today are grown on selected rootstocks. Rootstock are grown specifically for the benefits their roots convey to the citrus variety. Rootstocks enable trees to be grown in a wide range or climates and soil types. Rootstock Soil type Cold hardy Salt tolerant Drought tolerant Characteristics P. trifoliata heavy high low poor Excellent fruit quality Troyer light high average fair Highly productive Flying dragon heavy to light very high low fair Dwarf rootstock Sour orange heavy to light high high high Used for lemons

Sudachi

$42.95

As well known as the Yuzu in Japan where this sour citrus originates it is considered an indispensable companion to eating matsutake mushroom. The freshly squeezed juice is used as an alternative to vinegar. Fruits form in tight clusters and are harvested when still green in Autumn although they do turn yellow-orange when fully ripe. Commonly used as a garnish the aroma is zestier than lemons or limes.

Yuzu - Grafted

$79.00 ($46.95-$79.00 choose a size)

Native to China, the Yuzu has been used and cultivated in this region for thousands of years. The fruit is tart, resembling a grapefruit with mandarin overtones. It is rarely eaten as a fresh fruit but is used to makes sauces, preserves and a popular yuzu vinegar. In Korea thinly sliced fruits are combined with sugar and honey to make a thick marmalade like syrup. Yuzu kosho is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or ripe yellow yuzu zest, chillis and salt. The yuzu is more cold tolerant than most other citrus, being able to tolerate to -5 degrees
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Grapefruit Tree

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Citrus paradisi
New improved red fleshed grapefruit varieties give this old fruit a renewed interest. The varieties are sweet and make superb red juices.
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Kumquat Tree

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Fortunella species
This small kumquat tree has an abundance of dark orange fruit that is delicious eaten fresh or used in marmalades and jams. They make very ornamental tub specimens.
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Lemon Tree

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Citrus limon
The lemon tree is good news for gardeners who want a steady supply of fruit all year round. Lemons, Limes and Lemonades can be used to make lemon bread, lemon meringue pie, fresh lemonade and juices. Citrus trees are becoming more and more popular as landscaping plants, offering not only fruit but an attractive form of year-round, glossy, deep green foliage, and fragrant flowers that would rival any.
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Lime Tree

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Citrus latifolia
The Lime Fruit is frequently used when green but they do colour to yellow if left on the lime tree. The lime fruit makes an attractive garnish, delicious juice and is used often in cooking.
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Mandarin Tree

Fruit Trees > Citrus Trees > Mandarin Tree

Citrus reticulata
With careful variety selection mandarin fruit trees can bear from early April through to Late October. Our nursery is involved in the rapid multiplication of varieties that have been brought into Australia from some of the best citrus growing regions of the world.
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Orange Tree

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Citrus sinensis
Oranges are a versatile citrus tree contributing ornamental value with their ever abundant supply of flowers and sweet fruits. Featuring glossy green foliage and scented flowers followed by baeutiful coloured fruits they are perfect for the home orchard, containers and tubs. New navel orange tree selections from overseas are proving equal and superior to the industry standard Washington Navel.
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Pummelo

Fruit Trees > Citrus Trees > Pummelo

Citrus maxima
A tropical citrus fruit with large thick skin. It is similar to a grapefruit although sweeter and far less cold tolerant.
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Tangelo Tree

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Citrus reticulata x C. paradisi
A mandarin-grapefruit cross that is the juiciest of all citrus. The Tangelo Tree produces fruit with a flavour that is rich and best eaten when fully ripe.
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Tangor

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Citrus hybrid
The Tangor is a mandarin-orange cross that is noted for its sweetness.

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Citrus in the garden

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https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/plants/fruit-and-vegetables/fruit-and-nuts/citrus

Lime - Kassia

$17.90 ($17.90-$30.95 choose a size)

This unique fruit is grown by a local fruit collector. The flesh is bright orange inside the green skin. Used in dressing, marinades and as a colourful garnish. It look like a mandarin but tastes like a lime. The vigorous nature of the tree makes it ideal for using as a rootstock for grafting other citrus.

Mandarin - Green pigeon

$34.00 ($17.90-$34.00 choose a size)

An excellent old seedling variety from the hills near Kyogle. Loose skin and easy to peal, the flavour is similar an Emperor. Seed grown.

Orange - Bergamot

$44.95

The rind of this orange fruit is used in the fragrance industry. The juice can also be used as a substitute for lemon juice. The bergamot is a sour orange selection and the aromatic oil is extracted commercially in southern France

Sudachi

$42.95

As well known as the Yuzu in Japan where this sour citrus originates it is considered an indispensable companion to eating matsutake mushroom. The freshly squeezed juice is used as an alternative to vinegar. Fruits form in tight clusters and are harvested when still green in Autumn although they do turn yellow-orange when fully ripe. Commonly used as a garnish the aroma is zestier than lemons or limes.

Grapefruit - Rio Red

$37.95

The Rio Red has less colour than Star Ruby and the colour of fruit on individual trees can vary considerably. Needs to be harvested soon after maturity.

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