Grapefruit – Citrus x paradisi

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VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
DUNCAN NOV – MAY SEEDY LARGE White flesh. Excellent flavor; very juicy; sweet like the reds; popular for sectioning. Vigorous, large, attractive growth habit, dark-green foliage, very productive. One of the best tasting varieties.
FLAME
Citrus paradisi
NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 4”
Peel will show dark pink color. Flesh is darker colored than Ruby Red. Very juicy, excellent sweet flavor.
MARSH NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 5”
White flesh. Very juicy, tart. Used commercially for juice. Large growth habit; glossy leaves, attractive clusters of fruit.
PINK
Thompson or
Pink Marsh
NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 5”
Peel color shows no pink color. Flesh color white to pale pink in color.
RUBY RED NOV – MAY FEW
0 – 6
LARGE
3” – 5”
Peel will show a pale pink blush. Flesh is pink to pale red color. Very juicy. Mostly widely grown in FL.
STAR RUBY NOV – MAY FEW
0-2
LARGE
3” – 4”
Peel is thin w/ dark pink blush. Flesh intense dark red (most heavily pigmented of grapefruits). Very juicy & sweet. Slow growing & compact, bushy growth habit. Less cold hardy than other varieties.
PUMMELO HB
(Hirado Buntan)

Citrus maxima
Citrus grandis
NOV – FEB SEEDY
20 – 30
LARGE
5” – 7”
Pink colored flesh. Very low acid; tastes like sweet, mild grapefruit. Dessert or salad fruit; peel used for marmalade or candied dipped in chocolate; Chinese cooking. Fruit: Biscuit shaped with very thick, pudgy, yellow, smooth rind. Tree size: 10 – 50 ft. Cold tolerant.
PUMMELO, ORO BLANCO
Citrus maxima or 
Citrus grandis
NOV – MAR FEW
0 – 6
LARGE Thick, easy-to-peel rind ranging in color from green to yellowish, white flesh. Juicy, sweet-to-sweet tart flavor. Eat like a grapefruit. Fruit more rounded than Hirado Buntan.

Tangelo – (mandarin [tangerine] X grapefruit) Citrus x tangelo

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VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
MINNEOLA(Honeybell)
Duncan grapefruit X Dancy tangerine
DEC – MAY FEW
7 – 12
LARGE
3” – 3½”
Bell shaped fruit, very sweet flavor. Peel thin, smooth, reddish orange with orange flesh. Vigorous, large tree. Extremely juicy. More tangerine taste. Cold hardy.
NOVA
Clementine tangerine X Orlando tangelo
NOV – DEC VARIES
1 – 30
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Flesh deep orange, very sweet flavor, juicy. Pick fruit green, reddish orange rind. Vigorous grower, thorny, heavy producer. Cold tolerant.
ORLANDO
Duncan grapefruit X Dancy tangerine
NOV – JAN VARIES
0 – 35
LARGE
2¾” – 3”
Very juicy, heavy bearer. Rind adheres to flesh making it difficult to peel & oily. Foliage has distinctive cupped appearance. Sweet but not like Minneola. Cold hardy.

Tangerine – Citrus reticulata

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VARIETY

SEASON OF
MATURITY

SEEDS/
FRUIT

FRUIT
SIZE

COMMENTS
CLEMENTINE
Citrus clementina

OCT – FEB

FEW
0 – 6

SMALL
2”

Sweet, easy peel, orange peel color. Spain. Cold hardy.
DANCY

DEC – JAN

MANY
6 – 20

SMALL
2¼” – 2½”

One of FL’s oldest tangerine varieties.Traditional Christmas tangerine. Peel deep red color; easy to peel (zipper-skin).Excellent fruit quality, richly flavored, acidic. Similar to Ponkan but smaller. Upright, vigorous growth, large tree, thornless, alternate bear. Some cold resistant, fruit susceptible to frost.
KING MANDARIN
(King of Siam)
Citrus nobilis

MAR – JUN

MANY
5 – 15

LARGE

Thick, rough, lumpy rind, easy peel, superb flavor-sweet, flesh deep orange. Very productive, medium-size tree with large leaf. Fairly cold hardy.
MURCOTT
(Honey Tangerine)
Tangerine X sweet orange

JAN – MAR

MANY
10 – 20

MEDIUM
2¾” – 3¾ ”

Exceptionally sweet, juicy with a zipper like peel. Yellowish-orange peel, deep red flesh, heavy bearer. Tight, thin skin. Heavy, alternate bearer. Vigorous, bushy tree w/ willowy branches. Cold sensitive.
PONKAN(Chinese Honey) Mandarin
Citrus reticulata Ponkan

DEC – JAN

FEW
3 – 7

LARGE
2¾” – 3¼”

Excellent fruit quality. Easily peeled. Sweet, low acid. “Old Tangerine” similar to Dancy but bigger. Fruit is round, flat on top & bottom. Upright & vigorous growth, med-size tree. Alternate bearing. Good dooryard variety. Cold hardy.
ROBINSON
Mandarin Clementine X Orlando

OCT – DEC

VARIES
1 – 20

SMALL – MEDIUM
2½” – 2¾”

Very sweet. Easily peeled. Deep red flesh and peel color. Harvest prior to color break. Susceptible to limb breakage if fruit bearing too heavy. Twig & limb dieback, prune out dead wood. Cold hardy.  **similar to Sunburst * FallGlo (cross w/ Temple – lot of Temple taste)**
SATSUMA
Citrus unshiu

SEPT – NOV

FEW
0 – 6

SM-MED
2¼” – 2½”

Sweet with low acid, easily peeled. Fruit segments good for canning in syrup or natural juice. Early harvest, can be harvested before full peel color. Sparse foliage growing habit; slow growing. Cold hardy.
SUNBURST
Robinson X Osceola (clementine X Orlando)

NOV – JAN

VARIES
1 – 20

SM-MED
2½” – 3”

Bright red peel and flesh color, excellent eating. Fruit should exhibit some color before harvest. Easily peeled. Matures after Robinson, before Dancy.  **similar to Robinson*

Citrus

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Varieties:

Cocktail Citrus           Grapefruit               Orange                          Tangelo

Tangerine                    Lemon                      Lime                              Kumquat

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Colvillea racemosa – Colville’s Glory

The Colvillea racemosa is an endangered species from Madagascar, and is very closely related to the Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia). The trees are usually very difficult to tell apart until they bloom in the late summer, early fall. Unlike the Royal poinciana, it is a moderate grower. It has a low salt tolerance, and moderate drought tolerance. Colville’s glory reaches heights of 49ft, and can be found in zones 10-12.

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Pseuderanthemum sp. – (variegated purple)

This oddly beautiful plant has purple, green, and white variegated leaves. Within this lush foliage, are small slightly fragrant purple flowers. This plant can be trimmed into a bush or standard, and makes a unique addition to the landscape given its colors. It is a small plant, reaching heights of less than 6 feet. Blooms can be seen throughout the year, except winter. This Pseuderanthemum will tolerate full sun/partial shade. (zones 9-11)

Hibiscus syriacus – Rose of Sharon (double purple)

This gorgeous small plant can be trimmed into a bush or a standard tree. The flowers last until winter, and return again when the leaves begin to grow again. The rose of sharon is very cold hardy, found in zones as cold as zone 5, all the way down to zone 11. A fast grower, it is excellent for any yard. DSC01953DSC02014DSC02015

Mundulea sericea – Cork Bush

The cork bush is a wonderful and unusual small tree, reaching height of only 8-10 feet. Originating in Africa, it is rare-in-the-trade here in the United States. It has small purple clusters of flowers that can be viewed from spring until summer, some even say October through January as well. The cork bush gets its name from its corky bark, and has very unique leaves with a shimmery silver backing.  This little tree is quite cold tolerant, resisting temperatures with frost as low as 10 degrees. (zones 8-11)mundulea sericeamundulea sericea topmundulea sericea fullDSC02329

Markhamia lutea – Siala

The yellow markhamia is a species not well known to many people. Despite this, it is an excellent tree that produces clusters of yellow blooms throughout the year. It originates from East Africa and has a fast growth rate. In its natural habitat it can reach heights of 43 feet, but in a home or at a nursery, it generally only reaches about half that height.

Origin: Tropical East Africa

Height: 43 ft

Growth: fairly fast

Flowering: year round

Salt tolerance: low

 

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Markhamia stipulata var. pierrii – Red Markhamia

A tree from Asia, this beauty is a rare red form of the Markhamia stipulata (white). Once mature, this tree blooms on and off, sporadically throughout the year. A fast growing, medium size  tree.