Mangoe/Guava/Lemon/Lime and Blood Orange Trees

khan_gardenerDecember 4, 2011

I would love to plant a Mango,Guava, Lemon, Lime and a Blood orange trees in my backyard...since these trees are very hard to grow in Dallas area of Texas...I will greatly appreciate if some one write me back as to what kind/name of mango,guava,lemon,lime and a blood orange tree should be good for well grow in my area and I don't mind if these trees need some extra care , (coverage due to the weather etc) I will manage that properly!!! Thanks in advance!!!

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merrybookwyrm

Texas Gardener magazine had an article about which citrus grow or can be grown where in Texas sometime in the last couple of years. If you can't put hands on a copy, you might be able to order one off the website for the magazine. You're supposed to buy certified citrus trees, maybe even from growers within the state, to prevent citrus diseases from spreading in the area. Some of the ideas people had for keeping their citrus warm were ingenious.

We just have one Thai lime in a large pot that gets hauled in and out as weather requires.

Good luck, and keep us posted!

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 10:56AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Is that the Kefir lime with what looks like a double leaf? Try choping the leaf real smalll as a spice in your stirfry , soups.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 12:29PM
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merrybookwyrm

khan_gardener, you've probably already found the aggie's website, but here are the links for their observations on mango and guava growing in Texas.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/mango/mango.html

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/citrus/guava.htm

Looks like you may need either a heated greenhouse type structure, or to put the plants in big pots and bring them in and out when it is cold.

Good luck! Your project sounds interesting.

Maura, yes Thai lime = kaffir lime

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 9:37AM
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sfmathews(7B/8A)

Here's an article from Denton County that might be of help:

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Citrus in Denton County

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 12:51PM
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