Raghuwinder Singh, Vaughn, James A., Morgan, Alan L., Owings, Allen D.
Citrus trees should be included in all home orchards and landscapes where it can be successfully grown. The different types of leaves, abundance of blooms, aroma of the flowers and the color of the mature fruit of different types of citrus add to the aesthetic value of the landscape and provide an excellent quality, nutritional fruit for consumption. It is the ideal fruit for homeowners. The fruit is easy to grow and, once mature, stores well on trees.
Citrus fruits can be picked over a period of several months. The major problem for home gardeners is the survival of trees after hard freezes. The production of citrus is not without its insect and disease problems; however, these pests and diseases can be successfully managed with timely spraying and good cultural practices.
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