Finally found Citrus at Lowes AKA I think I'm obsessed

bgtimber75May 25, 2011

So this time last year I didn't have a single Citrus plant. I had given up long ago since I had killed every one I tried previously. Anyhow I was in Florida on vacation and picked up a Key Lime from a local Home Depot and brought it north with me. I repotted it with some information I read here, didn't bare root it though which I'm going to have to rectify later this summer. It barely made it through the winter but it did make is. This spring I've picked up:

Meyer Lemon

Calamondin

Variegated Calamondin

Ponderosa Lemon

Meiwa Kumquat

all from Almost Eden Nursery

After that I decided to get:

Washington Navel

Trovita Orange

from Four Winds

Thought I was done but on vacation in Florida again this year I got a Valencia Orange from a road side stand.

This all brings me to yesterday I was at Lowes to pick something up and noticed that had several citrus varieties. I just had to get:

Minneola Tangelo (which I had become obsessed with getting the past few weeks)

De Nules Clementine

They also have a Limequat that I'm now thinking I need but I'm trying to fight the urge on that one.

So in the span of a year I've gone from none to 11 Citrus plants. Now I'll just have to find room for them in the winter.

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

sounds like a great collection, post some pics we love to see them.

not to be a Debbie Downer, but you arent suppose to export citrus out of florida.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 1:44PM
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bgtimber75

Yeah I know you're not supposed to export them, well I didn't know when I purchased that first Key Lime.

It's funny though, with the latest trip down there I flew and I was nervous about bringing it back on the plane. The lady at the stand said it wouldn't be a problem and I even went as far as call the airline and the airport and both said that it didn't matter that it was a citrus.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 2:33PM
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