I have a number of citrus trees, which are all coming into new growth at the moment. There’s a lemon tree in the front garden and 7 potted citrus out the back. The potted citrus are all dwarf except for my finger lime and my kumquat, which strangely is the least active growth-wise at the moment. They are also the only two which are not currently in flower. Finger Limes are native to Australia but I’ve never tried one so I am extremely keen for my plant to do something in that respect. But alas so far nothing but prickly foliage.
My front garden lemon tree is a Eureka lemon and this is its 4th year. I got a couple of fruit from it last year but this is really the first year that I expect anything from it. It is setting fruit at the moment so things are looking nice and promising. Hopefully this year I will get a couple of dozen of these:
I bought my dwarf citrus either 2 or 3 years old depending on the plant. Last year I got a couple of fruit from my Navel Orange, my Tahitian Lime and my Meyer Lemon but none from the mandarin. This year however it is looking very promising:
My Meyer Lemon was most affected by the citrus gall wasps and although it is growing very slowly at the moment it does have a lot of flowers on it.
My final citrus tree is a Kaffir Lime which has never fruited but as I grow it primarily for the leaves this is not really a problem. I would like the occasional fruit though as the zest is lovely. Maybe this year, it has a couple of little buds on it, it also seems to be putting on a fair bit of growth at the moment.
Now I just need some pretty pots to put them in.
Do you grow citrus? What does well for you?