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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    11 / 26 / 2020

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Autumn

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Cave Spring

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    libertymoonbeam

Notes:

This lemon (?) tree is about 15 feet tall and was loaded with softball+ size citrus (all of the fruits were in the 3-inch diameter range or bigger). It is definitely cold hardy and has been in this location for years. It has wicked thorns. What type of lemon/citrus is it? It smells a bit like a grapefruit but tastes more like a lemon.

Comments

  • libertymoonbeam Registered says:

    Hi – Thanks for the suggestion, but I don’t think this is a trifoliate orange. The fruit is softball size which seems much larger than what is described for the trifoliate orange. Also, the skin is not fuzzy, it is lemon-like. The description for trifoliate orange says it is not edible due to the bitter taste, but this plant is edible and actually produces a very good (but strong) citrus juice.

    December 15th, 2020 at 12:04pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    trifoliate orange

    see https://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/trifoliate-orange

    December 3rd, 2020 at 1:50pm

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