I thought I would drop a few names of some of the more interesting Citrus I have either grown or are now growing.
There are many, many varieties of Citrus. Books upon books have been written about the cross breeding of the different varieties, both of natural crosses and man made. This list is not by any standard an all inclusive list, but makes an attempt to list some varieties that are worth searching out and trying to grow.
Taste is highly subjective. If you prefer very sweet fruit, you may be disappointed with many of these. If you don’t mind a little sour occasionally, these will tickle you to the highest level. So let’s get started.
KUMQUATS: Don’t forget to eat the peel and all!
Meiwa….one of the better ones for eating fresh
Nagami…most often the ones found in grocery stores
Early St. Anne Satsuma
Parson Brown Orange
Pink Marsh Grapefruit
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Meyer Lemon…not a true lemon, a cross between a Lemon and a Sweet Orange
Trifoliate Orange…ornamental, nice smelling flowers, fruit uses…hybridization and target practice!
Like I said, this is nowhere NEAR a complete list!! Many of these are pretty easy to find, some are a little more difficult. Do some Google searches or you can ask me where there are some good seed sources. Don't forget, if you like a fruit that you get at the grocery store, plant it.....you may someday have a source of LOTS of fruit.