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My "fruit salad" trees were killed by Irma. We tried and failed saving.

We now want lemon and lime everbearing lime and/or lemon trees for our pool deck in SE Florida.

Are there any particular varieties that do well here? Lots of sun, wind, and salt air. Large concrete pots. I tried searching the web but not getting much luck in finding particular strains.

Would like to get them planted before it gets real hot.
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Joe, virtually ALL citrus is "grafted". The UofF extension service is THE go -to for information. They've got all kinds of REALLY good publications. They may have an office near you.

You can do your own grafting.

The exception is key lime. The are finicky but will grow in your area. A ripe key lime is YELLOW!
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citrus are a pia, think twice.
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
citrus are a pia, think twice.
I've had them for 20 years. I am willing to live with the rats.
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Meyers lemon

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My brother in So Cal has avocado and grapefruit tree's....outstanding quality.
Not sure if tha same variety would be suitable in Fla...but I'll see if he knows which one's they are.
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Thanks for all the replies Right now it looks like one Meyer Lemon and one Bearss (Persian) Lime.
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Joe, I'm in LHP, just got a potted calamondin from home depot. Neighbor had one in the ground, it did well.
I could only find dwarf meyers online, where are you getting your trees?
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Originally Posted by Frog Fur View Post
Joe, I'm in LHP, just got a potted calamondin from home depot. Neighbor had one in the ground, it did well.
I could only find dwarf meyers online, where are you getting your trees?
I had to google calamondin. We have not purchased yet but my wife likes a nursery on Dixie. Where about in LHP are you? Or we may get out yard guy to buy as they get discounts. I am on the same canal as the yacht club.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I had to google calamondin. We have not purchased yet but my wife likes a nursery on Dixie. Where about in LHP are you? Or we may get out yard guy to buy as they get discounts. I am on the same canal as the yacht club.
Calamondin is a small smooth skin orange colored fruit. Bears all year long. Makes a great substitute for key lime.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Calamondin is a small smooth skin orange colored fruit. Bears all year long. Makes a great substitute for key lime.
Ummm, nothing like a "sour orange" pie
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Ummm, nothing like a "sour orange" pie
That's it. Wife does it, condensed milk, graham crust, calamondrin (or key lime) juice.
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Ummm, nothing like a "sour orange" pie
I think the term sour is judged by those,I have 4 of those trees,I want to take them out and plant something useful like a peach tree.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I had to google calamondin. We have not purchased yet but my wife likes a nursery on Dixie. Where about in LHP are you? Or we may get out yard guy to buy as they get discounts. I am on the same canal as the yacht club.
Joe whatever you do donít buy your fruit trees from big box stores buy them from local nurseries where the rootstock is specifically for your area. Iím not in Florida but we grow hundreds of fruit trees between apples peaches and pears. Your best bet would be to go to the University of Florida agricultural and look up what grows best in your area. So for instance you want to Meyer lemon tree well there can be 10 different Meyer lemon trees on different root stock.
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Originally Posted by dfilo456 View Post
Joe whatever you do donít buy your fruit trees from big box stores buy them from local nurseries where the rootstock is specifically for your area. Iím not in Florida but we grow hundreds of fruit trees between apples peaches and pears. Your best bet would be to go to the University of Florida agricultural and look up what grows best in your area. So for instance you want to Meyer lemon tree well there can be 10 different Meyer lemon trees on different root stock.
Another vote for U of F extension services. Amazing amount of information. Really.
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calamondin, key lime, meyers lemon, and Persian lime are your best bets.

Calamondins are not that well known, but they are very good. Like miniature tangerine / lime cross. makes excellent pies.
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Can't cut & paste with phone. You can do a quick Google search - IFAS lemons for Florida.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
My "fruit salad" trees were killed by Irma. We tried and failed saving.

We now want lemon and lime everbearing lime and/or lemon trees for our pool deck in SE Florida.

Are there any particular varieties that do well here? Lots of sun, wind, and salt air. Large concrete pots. I tried searching the web but not getting much luck in finding particular strains.

Would like to get them planted before it gets real hot.
I’ve read good things about the Meyers also and plan to buy one locally, soon. I bought an Owari Satsuma Orange tree several weeks ago and it’s is bearing fruit and loaded with new blooms daily. Very pleased considering it was an online order. I am however tired of transporting it in and out of the house to dodge the cold nights. Hopefully I can get it in the ground within the next week or so.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I had to google calamondin. We have not purchased yet but my wife likes a nursery on Dixie. Where about in LHP are you? Or we may get out yard guy to buy as they get discounts. I am on the same canal as the yacht club.
I'm a couple of blocks north, 48th.

Went to the nursery on Dixie. They aren't allowed to sell citrus because of the canker, said they get inspected by the state. But somehow Lowe's and HD can sell them??

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