Citrus Search

I like lemons and limes squeezed in tea, as ceviche ingredient, and on any meat, grain, or vegetable dish. I am going to try growing citrus here in Amarillo! Dwarf Meyer lemon and Yuzu citrus, a variety originating in Japan are the trees I will try first.

The dwarf meyer lemon tree needs to be in a pot so I can move it inside during the winter and probably the heat of the summer. Here are two sites which sell they Meyer Lemon tree:
Each site is comparable in price and I don’t know about shipping. They come in ages 1-2, 3-4 and 4-5 year old plants.

The YUZU from Mckenzie Farms looks interesting because it can stay out doors and withstand temperatures in the low teens. It is not an eating fruit, but has many culinary purposes. I gardener on the Gardenweb Forum said his Yuzu has survived two winters in hardiness zone 7. Amarillo is in hardiness zone 6 on some maps and zone 7 on others. I am using this hardiness zone map with Amarillo in zone 6. 6 gets colder than 7.

Citrus likes humidity and I may need to rig up a water mister to help establish the citrus. I can place it in my large southern facing window in the winter.

Lemons and Limes are in raw food diets and the Body Ecology Diet because they taste acidic and are actually alkaline in the body. They also have no/low sugar content. I eat them every week.

I want to be able to propagate from the citrus I grow and here is an article detailing the process.


About ellieearly

I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. I moved back to Amarillo Feb 2011 after university in at Umass Dartmouth and post college adventures in central rural Tennessee on The Farm and surrounding land. Back in Amarillo I tried staring a business called Better Kitchen Gardens. This year, 2013, the High Plains Food Bank hired me to teach nutrition and gardening at the Mavrick Boys and Girls club. I'm a "Permi" a permaculutralist! I will use this site to share my Amarillo Permi ventures.
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