Winter is the time of Citrus!

Reading about the huge blizzard on the East Coast today made me think this mild rainy weather isn’t too bad (even if the dogs do hate it!). While everything is dormant back there and the growing season far away we in California still have things to harvest. Winter is the typical season for citrus to come ripe, although you can have it any season if you find the right varieties.

Check out our orange tree; loaded!


Meyer Lemons, Navel Orange, Bears Lime, and the tiny guys are limequat


If you have one area that is overrun with squirrels planting tart citrus there is a good fruiting option as they usually leave it alone; lemons, limes, kumquats, calamondin, maybe a tart grapefruit? They love the sweet stuff though, just like any other sweet fruit.