Four Types of Citrus Fruit Varieties

citrus fruitWhen the summertime rolls around, there is no kind of food that refreshes us quite like citrus fruits do. That’s because not only are they healthy for you, but citrus fruits also have a way of cooling you down and filing you up. There are a bunch of different citrus fruits on the market. Check out some of the varieties below:

1. Lemons

  • When people think of citrus fruits, the first one that comes to mind is often a lemon. That’s because we add this bitter fruit to everything from our drinking water to delicious meringues. Typically, they’re grown in three different ways. You could harvest lemons in a tub, train them to develop over arbours, or grow them flat against your fence.

2. Oranges

  • Another popular citrus fruit is the orange.  In case you’ve never eaten one before, they are full of sweet juices that you soon won’t be able to get enough of. There’s a bunch of different trees you can plant to harvest this fruit, such as the Washington Navel, Valencia and Lane’s Late Navel. Each of these will produce fruit for up to six months.  Out of all the oranges on the market, we recommend indulging on the Arnold Blood variety. Not only do they taste great, but it comes from a small bushy tree that you can grow directly in pots or small gardens.

3. Mandarins

  • If you’re a fan of oranges, you’re definitely going to love mandarins as well. That’s because they have a very similar taste to what you already know and love.  We’ve noticed that children especially enjoy mandarins since they’re small and bite-size. One of the most common types of mandarins is the Engall’s Seedless, although there is also the Imperial and Emperor varieties.

4.  Limes

  • If you’re looking for a fruit that packs a sour punch, the lime is for you. In the past, this fruit has been used to add some flavor to water, as well as a main ingredient in food items like guacamole. Limes come in three different varieties, which are the Tahitian, West Indian and Kaffir kinds. Remember, if you choose to grow this type of fruit, keep it out of cold areas. Limes thrives best in warmer locations.

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