Fairchild mandarin: delicious but seedy

Fairchild mandarin: delicious but seedy

 Fairchild Mandarin Tree (Citrus reticulata Blanco) Hybrid cross of Clementine mandarin and Orlando tangelo.   Fairchild mandarin overview: This is a delicious tasting citrus with an unfortunate amount of seeds.   Fairchild Mandarin Fruit: Fairchild mandarin fruit appearance:    The ...

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Best Limeade Recipe

Best Limeade Recipe

Overview: I am fortunate to have a very fruitful lime tree.  For tips on growing lime trees see my most recent post. With so many limes, I have taken the opportunity to experiment in efforts to make the best possible ...

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Bearss Lime Tree Care

Bearss Lime Tree Care

Bearss Lime (Citrus latifolia)   Bearss lime overview: This is a vigorous tree which produces lots of large juicing limes.   Bearss Lime Fruit: Bearss lime fruit appearance:    When ripe the fruit is dark green to pale green, depending ...

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Pineapple Guava Care: A Diamond In The Rough

Pineapple Guava Care: A Diamond In The Rough

Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana or sometimes referenced as Acca sellowiana) Pineapple Guava Tree Overview: This is one of the best and under-appreciated fruit trees for Southern California.  The fruit is delicious and the flowers are also edible to boot!  Even ...

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Fresh water from the desert air.

Fresh water from the desert air.

Overview of harvesting water from the air: Have you ever seen sparkling morning dew and wondered, “What if I could harvest this dew so I could water my plants?” As it turns out an MIT research team has done just ...

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The easiest garden box ever!

The easiest garden box ever!

Background: About a year ago I went into the garden department of one of those ‘home improvement stores‘ looking to get a nice vegetable garden box kit. However, when I looked the price tag for the pre-made garden box, I ...

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Gopher Resistant Plants: Truth & Fiction

Gopher Resistant Plants: Truth & Fiction

The gopher problem: Gophers can (and will) do a tremendous amount of damage to your garden and yard. Those ravenous bottom dwellers will not only destroy your valuable plants but their holes are also a walking hazard. In general, the ...

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Atemoya: growing this unusual and delicious fruit.

Atemoya: growing this unusual and delicious fruit.

Atemoya (Annona cherimola × squamosa)   Atemoya overview: The atemoya is a delicious hybrid of two fruits (the sugar-apple and the cherimoya) Atemoya fruit appearance: The fruit is heart-shaped or rounded and ranges in size from 8 in to 12 ...

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