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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 »


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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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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Are Coffee Grounds Good for Lemon Trees?

If you’re a big coffee drinker, you’re probably used to throwing out your coffee grounds after you use them. However, consider putting those coffee grounds to use by turning them into fertilizer for your plants. Keep your used coffee grounds from ending up as trash and use them to help grow healthy and strong plants,… Read more »

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Do Older Or Younger Trees Produce Better Fruit?

Everything ages, including fruit trees and plants. But as fruit trees age, what does that mean for the fruit they produce? Young fruit trees will likely not produce any harvest for a few years, and once they start, it can take another couple of years before you see a bountiful supply. The middle years of… Read more »

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When Should You Plant Your Citrus Tree?

Growing your own citrus is a great way to ensure you have fresh fruit at home. Lemons, limes, and oranges are used in many recipes, from cooking to baking and even cocktails. But there’s more to growing citrus trees than just planting them in the ground. Having a solid understanding of what conditions the plant… Read more »

Citrus Indoors

Mistakes To Avoid When Growing Citrus Inside

Growing citrus is therapeutic and could easily turn into your very pastime. They produce some of our most beloved, healthy, juicy, tasty fruits. Citrus grows well in warm climates and are often found in hardiness zones 9-11. There are a variety of citrus fruits, some of the most popular of those being oranges, limes, lemons,… Read more »