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Citrus, Meyer lemon, Washington orange, pomelo, and the Pink lemonade still alive!

20 Apr

I have had the pink lemonade tree for a long time and haven’t had too many lemons from it. I would love to put it in the ground but still figuring out a space!

Other citrus are doing mighty fine!! New from last year are Washington oranges, which produced about a dozen tasty oranges last year, and the Meyer lemon. Meyer lemons are insane growers!! I think we had like 2 lemons on the tree when I bought it and over winter we got about 2 dozen, now there is so much growth I feel like I have to thin it maybe?

Above : Meyer lemon

Below: Washington oranges

The pomelo hasn’t really fruited since I got it. Came with really big tasty fruits from the nursery and has looked sad since. Until now! Seems to be thriving in the ground!! I’m trying to train it to be a tall tree so have been pruning the lower leaves but overall it is still only 3 ft high maybe.

Pomelo

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Tiny Meyer lemon tree with overloaded branch. What to do? 

18 May

Can’t bear to thin these guys but surely there will not be a good outcome?! 

I growed these! Tango mandarins and Meyer Lemon. February 2015 already?!

12 Feb

Yay, first decent fruit from my trees. I have to say I have been watering and caring for this tango mandarin for many years and only now I can say it is producing edible fruit and quite a few for a small tree.

The Meyer lemon tree I have only had for a year. So impressed I get one big fat juicy lemon.

Hope I have many more happy citrus years to come.

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Tango mandarin harvest 2013

9 Feb

I’ve had this tree for a couple of years and have finally been eating the fruits of my labour. Taste quite sharp but still yummy.

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Tango mandarin update

6 Nov

So I found an exploded mandarin today. Must be inconsistent watering. It smelled so good, the segments were juicy but very tart. Still, I can see potential!

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Can’t wait for these to ripen. Seems to be a good year for citrus, recently picked some of my first ever homegrown lemons and hopefully these mandarins will be ready soon.

August Update – Other things growing in the edible garden….

6 Aug

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Nature gave me a very tasty giant strawberry but also took away my only Tango mandarin

28 Apr

Growing these in a long wooden box. Pleasantly surprised to find this giant hiding.

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But unfortunately, the recent April showers must’ve knocked off my last Tango mandarin. These have been growing forever. I feel like it has taken at least six months to get the this size. Bummer I found him on the floor.
The other tiny mandarins also dropped off the tree recently.

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