Your trees. For edibles, ornamental, flowers, or beauty? Pics
Another thread brought up here got me thinking and even questioning what purpose do my citrus trees serve for me?
We are from three different worlds here when it comes to citrus trees obviously.
1: Some grow their trees in the ground and that is it.
2: Some only grow in containers.
3: Some grow both containerized ones and in-ground ones.
I was wondering if those that grow in both the ground and pots see any difference in the quality of their fruit?
For those that grow in pots:
Do you grow your trees just for prettiness, as an ornamental, as an 'edible', one in which you are looking to eat the fruit and produce as much as possible, for just the fragrance of flowers, or for color?
For those that plant theirs in the ground. Same questions, but do you worry about what to fertilize with and when to water like we do in pots?
Why do you grow your trees? What is your purpose?
It would be interesting to see what your attitude is about your trees and for what purpose you have them:-0)
For me, I will say I have a couple that I grow as edibles to share with my friends, but in most cases, I grow them for as many flowers as I can get for fragrance! I will pick fruit off before it even gets a hold just to encourage growth and more flowering. I do leave a few ponderosa lemons to get huge just for fun, then share.
My lime, I will let fruit for beer for friends.
My calamondin I grow as ornamentals specifically for color on the variegated ones.
One, I keep as small as possible to train as Bonsai.
What about you?
Here is a Ponderosa that could yield me tons of fruit, but I have picked most of them and an orange tree I will let grow as many as oranges as I can to share.
Orange tree that has 35 oranges developing at different stages.