Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Citrus Status

The citrus trees are varying in stages from a handful of shoots (due to barely escaping the winter), to ripening fruit, to sweet smelling buds.

Lemonquat.
I was about to give up on the fruit, but it does seem to be softening, so I'll give it more time, especially since the tree is producing buds even with the existing fruit.

Lemonquat

Satsuma

Mexican Lime.
I decided this winter that all citrus in the yard would have to survive the winter or they would be replaced. Even though the mexican lime is in a pot I decided not to cover it or bring it inside. I fully expected this tree to bite the dust, but instead it is doing better than any of the others.
I am very confused, but happy!

The meyer lemon and pineapple orange have a few new branches. The kumquat has new leaves, but no buds yet.

2 comments:

Caroline said...

"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger," perhaps.

Chris said...

at least somebody else's satsuma looks as pathetic as mine. It almost died last year and I nursed it back to health. THis year i built a PVC teepee and covered with plastic and used a space heater. it's doing much better now!