Citrus trees have glossy green leaves and very fragrant waxy white flowers, followed by fruit – orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime all come into the citrus group. Most need a minimum Winter temperature of 5 – 10 deg.C, and they make excellent conservatory plants, in cooler climes, but only grow to up to half the maximum size if grown in a container in ideal conditions.The scented flowers appear in Summer in a cool conservatory.’Yuzu’, which is thought to be a hybrid of Ichang papeda and sour mandarins, resemble 2″ dia. grapefruits with an uneven skin. The aromatic fruits start green and ripen to yellow. The fruits are not usually eaten, but in Korea and Japan the zest is used in many dishes, and the fruit makes good marmalade.The shrubs are frost hardy to about -10C. The fruits themselves are not usually eaten but the rind is used in many dishes particularly in Korea and Japan. These citrus fruits are also used to make other things such as ponzu sauce (from Japan), vinegar, alcoholic beverages, tea or flavouring for Doritos! It also makes a good marmalade.

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It requires moist air.

Pests and Diseases:

It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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