Growing citrus in saskatoon / the north

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)May 14, 2014

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has had any success growing citrus, wintering indoors during the long cold winters. My friend in Vancouver just got a dwarf meyer lemon, and I think it would be wonderful to be able to have something like a this to accompany me through the long, cold, winter months.

-C

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don555(3a)

I grew citrus many years ago in Ontario -- one each of lemons (Meyer), limes, and oranges (calamondin). I recall them being very succeptible to a change in conditions, where they would respond by dropping most of their leaves. I kept them mostly or entirely indoors, but in the end a spider-mite infestation sent them to the trash.

I think it would be difficult to grow them outdoors in the summer, and not bring pests inside in the Fall.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 3:32AM
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twrosz

I agree with Don, I had grown several types of citrus and they're rather sensitive, very pest prone plants, I reluctantly decided they were not worth the effort.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:29AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

That's disappointing - I might try just one and see how it goes. I found an article about this after I posted this thread:
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/arts/story.html?id=d456effc-8a55-4f14-a6a4-c16c52823a23

Might be a neat challenge!

This post was edited by calvin_orchidlover on Wed, May 14, 14 at 12:30

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 12:17PM
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twrosz

That's an interesting article and I'd love to later be able to obtain one of Nair's lemon trees :)

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 7:03PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

I hope you managed to read my post before I edited it :).

This post was edited by Slimy_Okra on Fri, May 16, 14 at 23:43

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 11:20AM
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