By growing your fruit trees in pots, you can add another dimension to your edible garden. Fruit trees like lemons, oranges, apples, figs, berries and even bananas can be grown in pots. Here are 5 tips to remember when potting up a fruit tree: Choose the correct pot The roots will need space to […]
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 […]
Ola Avocado! It’s a big space investment, but if you live in a warmer part of the country try to squeeze an avocado tree into your garden – its delicious fruit packs a hefty punch of super goodness! There are few foods that can claim to be as versatile, tasty and nutritious as the sexy […]
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 […]
Citrus Psylla: The citrus psylla causes raised, pock-like swellings on the upper surfaces of young leaves. For each swelling there is a corresponding pit or hollow on the underside of the leaf – this is where the nymph stage of the psylla will have fed. This problem normally occurs on citrus and related indigenous trees, […]
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.