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The Citrus ebook will provide you with some unique and practical insights into growing and getting to know more about citrus plants. The ebook covers getting to know more about the citrus plants, including botany and taxonomy of the plant, cultivating citrus plants, getting the most out of your citrus plants by ensuring that your plants are healthy, citrus propagation and many of the different citrus cultivars. Once you know how to grow healthy citrus plants and are getting a bumper harvest, we have also included some recipes for making the most of your delicious, homegrown fruit.

Lemon trees are a favourite garden plant for those who grow them, yet they are also one that seems to come with more problems than most. Poor crops of fruit, fruit dropping before it ripens, and pale, sickly foliage are just some of the problems that are commonly encountered with home grown lemons.

 

ISBN- 978-0-9943737-0-0
Pages- 117
Images- 103

 

Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: SCOPE, NATURE, BOTANY AND TAXONOMY
Citrus today
Harvesting
A brief history
Botany of citrus
Appearance
Reproduction and variability
Flowering and pollination
Fruit development
Number and classification of species
Species of citrus
Close relatives
Microcitrus
Eremocitrus
Fortunella
Poncirus

CHAPTER 2 CITRUS CULTIVATION
Planting citrus trees
What affects success?
Temperature
Frosts and cold winds
Choose the right type
Shade
Tree size
Root damage
Container growing
Soil
Colloids
Preparing the soil for planting
Does your soil need gypsum?
Planting technique
Feeding
Fertiliser applications
Drainage
Irrigation
Measuring water availability to plants
Irrigation
Scheduling irrigation
Important elements
Period of watering
Cyclic watering
Pulse watering
Water extraction by roots
Types of irrigation
Common citrus fruit problems
Nutrient deficiencies
Pests of citrus
Diseases and viruses of citrus
Planting lemon trees
Planting technique
Caring for lemon trees
Pruning citrus
Pruning a standard shape
Renovating an old tree
Pruning to improve fruit quality
Pruning to improve tree health

CHAPTER 3 CITRUS PROPAGATION
Propagation options
Grafting (budding)
Budding techniques
Dwarf trees and double grafts
Growing from cuttings
Growing from seed

CHAPTER 4 CITRUS CULTIVARS
Deciding what to grow
Unusual citrus
Citrus fruit ripening chart

CHAPTER 5 USING CITRUS
Nutritional value of citrus
How to extract citrus oils
Freezing citrus
Drying citrus
Making use of excess lemons
Making fresh lemonade
Recipes
Making jams/marmalade
Marmalade
Beetroot and orange chutney
Citrus syrup cake
Classic orange fennel and onion salad
Easy salad dressing
Easy pasta side dish
Fruit butter/ fruit curd
Lemon tart
Lemon dipping sauce - Asian style
Lettuce cups with chicken and citrus
Lime chutney
Marinade for chicken
Marinade for steak
Orange salad
Orange couscous
Salsa topping for salmon or trout

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