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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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How to Cut an Avocado

Learn how to cut avocado with this easy step-by-step guide. The creamy and nutty flesh can be sliced, diced, or mashed to add nutritional benefits to savory recipes and even desserts. Once you know how to cut an avocado, the culinary possibilities are endless. Mastering the technique to slice and dice an avocado is key… Read more »

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Avocado Toast Recipe (Plus Tips & Variations)

Avocado toast is the perfect quick and easy recipe – few ingredients, minimal prep, and it can serve as a snack or a full meal.  But don’t let that fool you into thinking avocado toast is boring!  Here are some tips to get the perfect avocado toast every time, along with some recipe variations that… Read more »


Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to get more fruits and veggies in your diet! Full of fiber and healthy fats, avocado makes this smoothie creamy and dreamy and thick, almost like a milkshake. The frozen banana adds a natural sweetness.  Ingredients: Directions:

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When to Trim an Avocado Tree

Have you been thinking you might like to buy an Avocado Tree? Avocado trees are subtropical tree that do best in a warm, semi-humid climate that experiences few and brief hard freezes. An Avocado Tree will only grow outdoors in USDA Growing Zones 8-11, but even then the territory has to be just right –… Read more »

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How to Plant & Grow an Avocado Tree

Are you a fan of avocados? If so, you’re not the only one – the Mexican fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable) has grown popular along with the popularity of Mexican cuisine. Apart from the ubiquitous guacamole, avocados are enjoyed in everything from salads to breakfast toast. And avocados aren’t just delicious… Read more »


Easy Guacamole Recipe

This is a fresh-tasting alternative to traditional guacamole. Spread this avocado treat on toasted whole grain pita wedges or corn tortillas for a light, refreshing lunchtime treat!  Ingredients:  Directions:

creamy avocado dressing recipe

Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe

If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients label on salad dressing, you may find yourself wondering what some of those unpronounceable ingredients are!  With this homemade, 6-ingredient avocado dressing, you can be sure that your salads will be tasty and healthy! Ingredients: Directions:

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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: