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Citrus for Southern and Coastal Alabama
Arlie Powell, Dave Williams
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Pages / Length: 12
Publication Date: 11/01/1998

Citrus was first introduced into the continental United States by the early Spanish explorers at Saint Augustine, Florida, in 1565. Citrus plants are very versatile, and their natural beauty and ripe fruits make them attractive additions to the home landscape. With proper attention given to selection of the more cold-hardy varieties, along with recommended care, citrus fruits can be successfully grown around homes in the coastal and extreme southern areas of Alabama. This 12-page publication provides guidelines on numerous varieties of citrus, from lemons and limes to the Clementine and kumquat; includes specific recommendations for establishing young plants, pollination, cold hardiness and protection, insect and disease control, and additional care of a citrus-bearing tree.