Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae. Plants in the genus produce citrus fruits, including important crops like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomelo and limes.
The most recent research indicates an origin in Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea.Some researchers believe that the origin is in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeast India, Burma (Myanmar) and the Yunnan province of China,and it is in this region that some commercial species such as oranges, mandarins, and lemons originated. Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times.
The large citrus fruit of today evolved originally from small, edible berries over millions of years. Citrus plants diverged from a common ancestor about 15 million years ago, which was about when it diverged from the closely related severinia, for example the Chinese box orange. About 7 million years ago, citrus plants diverged into two groups, the main citrus genus and the ancestors of the Trifoliate orange (poncirus), which is closely enough related that it can still be hybridized with all other citrus.
The three original species in the citrus genus that have been hybridized into most modern commercial citrus fruit are the mandarin orange, pummelo, and citron.Within the last few thousand years, all common citrus fruits (sweet oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, and so on) were created by crossing those original species.
Grown from Cuttings. These are in 1 gal containers and can be expected to produce blooms and some fruit the next spring season. 14" - 18" Price is $29.95
Buddha Hand Citron
Key Lime, Thornless
Lemon, Variegated Pink
Lemon, Harvey Cold Hardy
Grafted Citrus. These are grafted on a hardy rootstock and should bloom and produce some fruit next spring. 30" - 36" $45.00
Variegated Pink Eureka