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How Do I Grow a Dwarf Citrus Tree? A Guide for Beginners

If you are interested in learning to grow your own fruit but aren’t ready to commit to or don’t have the space for a full-size tree, a dwarf citrus variety is perfect for a beginner.  Generally considered low maintenance in comparison to other fruit trees, their manageable size, adaptability, and fast fruit production make these… Read more »

Embracing Innovations for a Juicy Future

Embracing Innovations for a Juicy Future—Top Trends in Citrus Growing

In an era where change is the only constant, the citrus industry is embracing cutting-edge trends to ensure a fruitful future. From high-density growing techniques to innovative protective measures against diseases like citrus greening, farmers are revolutionizing the way we grow citrus trees. Whether you’re a citrus enthusiast or simply curious about the future of… Read more »

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Sparkling Meyer Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe

Using homemade rosemary-infused simple syrup, Meyer lemons, and sparkling wine in place of triple sec, this enhanced version of a lemon drop is perfect for sipping poolside!  It tastes best with all ingredients pre-chilled, so it will require some forethought beforehand, but you can also mix the batch ahead of time and place the pitcher… Read more »

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Meyer Lemon Tom Collins Recipe

With its dry and woody flavors, gin can be an acquired taste for many, but using Meyer lemons in place of regular in this classic cocktail gives it a sweeter and less acidic taste.  It makes for a bright and refreshing drink that perfectly balances the botanical tastes of the gin.  Think of it as… Read more »

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Rosemary Meyer Lemonade Recipe

Nothing compares to a crisp, refreshing glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade on ice.  This recipe has two twists for an elevated take on classic lemonade – using Meyer lemons with their sweet, floral qualities, and garnishing with rosemary sprigs for a peppery note.  Easy and elegant! You can use storebought simple syrup for an even quicker… Read more »

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Is Calamondin (Calamansi) a Kumquat?

You’ve got a burning question: Is a calamondin (or calamansi) a kumquat?  Wonder no further, because we’ve got a definitive answer for you!  The answer is . . . kind of. Okay, so we fibbed a little about having a definitive answer.  A calamondin is actually a hybrid of a kumquat (and a mandarin orange,… Read more »

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All About Calamondin (Calamansi) Trees

Find out if a calamondin tree is right for your Yarden with this informative overview. Name: Calamondin vs. Calamansi This tree has many colloquial names, which can sometimes cause confusion.  In the United States, this tree and its fruit is typically called calamondin, which is an Americanized version of the Tagalog word, kalamunding. Calamansi, which… Read more »

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Calamansi Margaritas Recipe

Did you know that margaritas are the most popular cocktail in America?  Try a calamansi margarita for a tropical twist on this classic favorite.  The tartness of the calamansi juice adds a bright kick.  Try pairing this cocktail with grilled seafood or your favorite spicy dish. If you prefer a frozen margarita, toss the ingredients… Read more »

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Calamansi Ginger Tea with Honey Recipe

Ginger is widely used as an herbal remedy for colds, nausea, and other ailments.  In addition to antioxidants, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Adding calamansi to ginger tea gives a boost of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.  Finish off with some honey for extra anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and you have a… Read more »

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Freshly Squeezed Calamansi Juice Recipe

Calamansi comes from the Calamondin tree, which is a cross between a tangerine and a kumquat.  The fruit is a small, thin-skinned and tart citrus variety.  Calamansi is native to the Philippines (and other South Asian countries) and is a staple in Filipino cooking and cuisine. Calamansi juice is a popular drink in the Philippines… Read more »


Calamondin Marmalade Recipe

Try your hand at this homemade calamondin marmalade recipe, so you can always have this tart and tasty spread on hand. Not only can you use it on yummy baked goods like toast or scones, but you can also use it as a glaze for grilling meats and vegetables. Ingredients: Directions:


Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Crème Recipe

Spring is right around the corner, bringing with it the fragrant blossoms of citrus trees. This easy yet elegant recipe utilizes the blossoms from your grapefruit tree to infuse this delicate French dessert custard with the flavors of spring. Ingredients: Directions:


Grapefruit Brûlée Recipe

This recipe looks and tastes so decadent and fancy that you’d never guess it was so quick and easy to make!  Ten minutes is all you need to whip up this recipe, perfect for a little morning indulgence or a dinner party-ready dessert. Ingredients: Directions: Note: If you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can… Read more »

grapefruit simple syrup recipe

Grapefruit Simple Syrup Recipe

Easy to make and versatile, this homemade simple syrup can elevate your cocktails, sweeten hot teas, and add flavor to homemade spritzers and salad dressings. Ingredients: Directions: Simple syrup should be used within two months.


Easy Ways to Eat More Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a nutritious fruit that’s easy to add to your diet because it doesn’t require much preparation time or special cooking tactics. Here are some ways to make it even easier to add grapefruit to your routine. Plan It can feel daunting to eat healthy when our world is always on the go.  At… Read more »


Celebrate Grapefruit Month with a Grapefruit Tree

February is National Grapefruit Month. Grapefruits are a popular breakfast food that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. One large grapefruit can provide more than 100% of the daily value of vitamin C! Celebrate by treating yourself to one of Yarden’s grapefruit tree varieties to reap these healthy benefits.  Grapefruit trees can be easy… Read more »

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Effortless Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

With a moist and tender crumb, this dense and rich lemon pound cake has a melt-in-your-mouth quality.  It is versatile enough to enjoy on its own or as a complement to other desserts.  Using lemons from your dwarf Meyer lemon tree instead of traditional lemons gives a sweeter and less acidic quality to the cake,… Read more »