Highly valued as an ornamental, the Pink Variegated Lemon Tree is the most fragrant of all lemon trees. Glossy apple-green leaves edged in creamy white provide a background for white blooms. The rind of the young fruit is green striped with gold that matures to pale yellow. Pink flesh with few if any seeds produces juice with a tangy, tart flavor that makes the best lemonade.
The Ponkan Mandarin bears shiny, bright green leaves all year long. In spring, strong and sweetly scented blossoms attract bees and butterflies. The large, easy-to-peel fruit are usually eaten out of hand or used in fruit salads, desserts and main dishes.
Key Lime trees are the most popular lime trees grown in North America. Amid dense, evergreen foliage, small buds produce pure white, fragrant blossoms. The trees bear fruit with a very thin rind and flavorful, juicy fruit throughout the year. The fruit of key lime pie, it is used in mixed drinks and to add a tangy lime flavor to cooked fish.
Everyone loves to snack on Nules Clementines because their thin, loose rind is so easy to peel, and their flesh can be described as juicy and sweeter than candy. Seedless or with very few seeds, Nules Clementines can be eaten fresh, served in salads, canned, and used in baked goods and marmalades. Growing among shiny, evergreen leaves, flowers appear in early May. Glossy, red-orange fruit usually ripens in October through December.
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