Prohibition against citrus in SoCal around home
I went to check out a nursery yesterday near my house, and was told by the staff that no nurseries within 5 miles are allowed to sell citrus trees. An insect is infesting citrus plants and turning the interior of the fruits black. The staff member said agriculture officials are going door to door through surrounding residential areas and inspecting citrus plants for infestations. Staff member told me a story about how the nursery trucked in a citrus plant from another nursery a few miles away for a customer's special request. Not ten minutes after the plant was unloaded from the truck agriculture officials entered the nursery and issued citations. The officials indicated they were closely monitoring the nursery.
So, I guess I should turn my attention to container growing other types of fruit plants for my backyard....
any other ideas? I'm near Los Angeles, zone 8b