Oranges & lemons ……. A must have in any organic garden Citrus must be the juiciest, fresh and health giving fruit on the earth. The gardener can choose from a wide variety, or have a tree of each – Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and easy peelers like Naartjies, Minneola’s, Satsumas, Kumquats, Pomelo’s and the list just goes […]
Lemon Harvest A lemon tree dripping with yellow balls of sunshine is a sight to see. But after you’ve given away the surplus from a jumbo harvest to friends and neighbours and the community at large, there should still be some left over for a sweet and sour explosion of flavour. When life gives you […]
Lemon Pests and Diseases Lemon trees attract a wide variety of pests and diseases, many of which can quickly spread across the tree and onto neighbouring trees if not dealt with promptly. Fortunately most can be treated with easily obtainable treatments. Citrus canker Of all the diseases afflicting lemon trees, citrus canker is possibly the […]
Citrus limon Citrus limon is the botanical name for the ‘Eureka’ lemon, the ever popular smooth-skinned lemon that is used extensively in households all around the country. C. limon originates from Asia, although the commercial cultivar ‘Eureka’ is of Californian origin. It was discovered in Los Angeles in 1858 and is believed to be of […]
Rough Lemon is one of the hardiest types. It can grow into quite a large tree. The lemons, which ripen in June, are medium-sized, with a thick rough peel.