Sprouted in 1972
Florida is the perfect place to grow beautiful and delicious citrus fruits! Speak with us today about all of your options, and you'll see that we have everything that you could need in our 3,000 square foot garden center.
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Flame Grapefruit, Large 3"-4", few seeds 0-6, harvests Nov-May. Peel will show dark pink color. Flesh is darker color than Ruby Red. Very juicy. Excellent sweet flavor.
Marsh Grapefruit, Large 3"-5", few seeds 0-6, harvests Nov-May. Large growth habit. White flesh color. Very juicy.
Pink Grapefruit, Large 3"-5", few seeds 0-6, harvests Nov-May. Peel color shows no pink color. Flesh color shows white to pale pink in color.
Pummelo, Large 5"-7", seedy 20-30, harvests Nov-Feb. Pink colored flesh. Very low acid. Used as a dessert or salad fruit. Thick peel. Looks like grapefruit but is not.
Ruby Red Grapefruit, Large 3"-5", few seeds 0-6, harvests Nov-May. Peel will show a pale pink blush. Flesh color shows white to pale pink in color.
Blood Orange, Small-medium 2 1/2"-2 3/4", few seeds 4-10, harvests Feb-April. Unique sweet flavor. Red pigment in flesh is dependent upon cool or colder temperatures. Darker in colder areas. Good producer.
Hamlin Orange, Medium 2 1/4"-3", few seeds 0-6, harvests Oct-Jan. Most commonly grown early season orange in Florida. Easily peeled, very juicy. Excellent juice fruit, very heavy producer.
Navel Orange, Large 3"-3 1/2", few seeds 0-6, harvests Oct-Jan. Lower acid content than most orange varieties. Easily peeled with excellent flavor, light producer.
Page Orange, Page Orange, Small 2"-2 1/4", seeds vary 0-25, harvests Oct-Feb. High fruit quality, very sweet, heavy producer.
Parson Brown Orange, Medium 2 1/4"-3", many seeds 10-20, harvests Oct-Feb. Produces a good crop of high quality fruit. Excellent juice fruit.
Pineapple Orange, Medium 2 1/4"-3", many seeds 15-25, harvests Dec-Feb. Sweet juice flavor, excellent for juicing. Heavy producer.
Red Navel Orange, Large 3"-3 1/2", few seeds 0-6, harvests Oct-Jan. Red colored flesh, very sweet. Attractive in salads, easily peeled. Excellent eating fruit. Tree has compact growth habit.
Temple Orange, Medium 2 1/4"-3", many seeds 15-20, harvests Jan-Mar. Good flavor with high sugars. Very good mid-season orange. Easily peeled. Good producer.
Valencia Orange, Medium 2 3/4"-3", few seeds 0-6, harvests Mar-June. Represents 50% of the oranges grown in Florida. Very juicy. Excellent for eating or juice. The last orange variety of season.
Dancy Tangerine, Small 2 1/4"-2 1/2", many seeds 6-20, harvests Dec-Jan. One of Florida's oldest tangerine varieties. Deep red peel color. Excellent fruit quality. Very easy to peel.
Murcott Tangerine or Honey Tangerine, Medium 2 1/4", many seeds 10-20, harvests Jan-Mar. Exceptionally sweet with a zipper-like peel. Yellowish-orange peel, deep red flesh. Heavy producer.
Ponkan Tangerine or Chinese Honey, Large 2 3/4"-3 1/4", few seeds 3-7, harvests Dec-Jan. Excellent fruit quality. Easily peeled. Low acid and cold hardy.
Robinson Tangerine, Small-medium 2 1/2"-2 3/4", seeds vary 1-20, harvests Oct-Dec. Very sweet. Easily peeled. Deep red flesh and peel color.
Satsuma Tangerine, Small-Medium 2 1/4"-2 1/2", few seeds 0-6, harvests Sept-Nov. Very easily peeled. Early harvest, can be harvested before full peel color. Cold hardy. Sparous foliage growth habit.
Sunburst Tangerine, Medium 2 1/2"-3", seeds vary 1-20, harvests Nov-Jan. Bright red peel and flesh color, excellent eating. Easily peeled. Matures after Robinson, but before Dancy.
Minneola or Honeybell Tangelo, Large 3"-3 1/2", few seeds 7-12, harvests Dec-May. Bell shaped fruit, very sweet flavor. Extremely juicy. Cold Hardy.
Nova Tangelo, Medium 2 3/4"-3", seeds vary 1-30, harvests Nov-Dec. Heavy producer, very sweet flavor. Juicy and cold tolerant.
Orlando Tangelo, Large 2 3/4"-3", seeds vary 0-35, harvest Nov-Jan. Very juicy, heavy producer. Also used as pollenizer. Cold hardy.
Eureka Lemon, Small 2"-2 1/2", few seeds 0-5, bears fruit year round. Spreading growth habit. Very juicy, excellent for cooking. Cold sensitive.
Lisbon Lemon, Medium 2 1/2"-3", few seeds 0-7, bears fruit year round. Grows a little larger and more thorny than Eureka. No distinction made between Lisbon and Eureka on the commercial level. Excellent cooking.
Meyer Lemon, Medium 2 1/2"-3", many seeds 10, bears fruit year round. Small compact growing habit. Lower acidity than other lemons. Most cold tolerant of lemons. Extremely juicy.
Ponderosa Lemon, Extra Large 3"-5", many seeds 7-15, bears fruit year round. Moderately juicy, acidic. Very large and fragrant blooms. Cold sensitive. Good for cooking.
Variegated Pink Lemon, Small-Medium 2 1/2"-2 3/4", few seeds 0-6, harvests Nov-Mar. Foliage and fruit is uniquely variegated. Flesh is pink in color. Cold sensitive.
Key Lime, Small 1 1/4"-1 3/4", few seeds 3-5 and very small, bears fruit year round. Very acidic and juicy. Flesh is greenish-yellow to yellow in color. Excellent for cooking and pies. Cold sensitive.
Persian Lime, Medium 1 3/4"- 2 1/2", no seeds 0-1, bears fruit year round. Harvested while still green. Pale yellow flesh. Very juicy and acid. Most commonly grown for commercial use. Cold sensitive.
Meiwa Kumquat, Small round 1"-1 1/2", few seeds 3-5 and very small, harvests Nov-May. The sweetest of all Kumquats. Used for preserves, candied fruit, and eating out of hand. Compact growth habit. Cold hardy.
Nagami Kumquat, Small oblong 1 1/4"- 1 1/2", few seeds 3-5 and very small, harvests Nov-May. More tart taste than Meiwa. Used for preserves and commercial landscaping. Cold hardy.
Calamondin, Small round 1/4"- 1 1/2", few seeds 3-5, harvests Nov-April. Very heavy producer, very show landscaping plant. Used to flavor drinks, marmalades and jellies. Cold hardy.
Thank you to Record Buck Farms for their citrus variety listing.
Lindley's only sells grafted citrus trees. Grafted citrus trees do not require pollination. Grafting produces consistent flavor and production vs. growing from seed and waiting for pollination.
Keep a clean area around the base of citrus trees.
One of the single most important care instructions is to keep a clear area around the base of your citrus tree. No mulch, rock, grass or weeds or weed barrier cloth. Hand tilling and pulling weeds is required also. Do not use weed killers around citrus. When fertilizing the lawn with weed and feed be careful not to get it in the cleared area.
Fertilizing your citrus trees
Use fertilizer for citrus, fruit or nut producing plants. These fertilizers have minor elements that are required for fruit producing plants.
New citrus plantings require fertilizing 4x per year between March 1st and Oct 1st or approximately every 6 weeks. Spread evenly under canopy of tree in cleared area. Be sure to water thoroughly after fertilizing.
Mature citrus plants can be fertilized 3x per year between March and October. Spread evenly under canopy and water in thoroughly.
Lindley's also recommends 2 to 3 applications per year of Black Kow Composted Cow manure, Mushroom Compost or your own compost. Either of these applications of compost will create a richer soil and help with moisture retention.
Pests and Diseases
Proper fertilizing, pruning, watering and weeding are the best prevention against pests and diseases on citrus. There are only a few pests or diseases that affect citrus trees. Many of the pests are just cosmetic and do not require any controls. If pests begin to affect the health and fruit production of the citrus tree, they can be controlled with organic products such as Neem Oil or Organocide. Feel free to stop in at Lindley's with a sample of your "citrus problems" for a diagnosis. Also the Volusia County Extension Service is available for further analysis.
Trimming and Pruning
Heavy pruning is best done in February/March, before spring growth and blooms. Always prune out dead wood first and then look for crossing branches that are rubbing and could cause wounds. Keeping the citrus pruned low for easy harvest is also recommended. Citrus trees respond well to annual pruning. It promotes fruit production and overall good health of the tree.