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…is a photo of Calamondin Oranges on one of my 2 trees in our cool Conservatory.
This tree is covered with fruit. They are quite small, not sweet but are lovely chopped into tonic water.

The other tree has a few fruits on it but is smothered with new flowers which are just opening. The fragrance is delightful. I have been using a small brush to transfer pollen between the flowers, that is those I can reach as the trees are taller than me.

I also have a lemon Meyer tree. All are in large tubs, placed on wheeled trollies, so they can be moved outside for the summer months.

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Is the second tree Heptacodium? Just guessing …

29 Oct, 2021

 

Hoe lovely to have fruit on your trees, must be exciting ... Nice that you can eat them too :)

30 Oct, 2021

 

They look good Siris. I have 2 citrus plants. One is Kumquat and other is a Mexican lime which I grew from a pit. Unfortunately no blossoms or fruit on it. I am still hoping .

30 Oct, 2021

 

SHEILA, the 2nd orange tree is also a Calamondine. You get blossom then developing fruit on Calamondines at the same time, only my 2 plants seem to be out of phase with each other or maybe its because the plant that ends up in the corner after their Summer vacation dosn't easily get hand pollinated by me.

30 Oct, 2021

 

Lovely new avatar, Sue.
Must be so nice to see the lush fruit doing well in your greenhouse!
Thank you for posting and relaying interesting info too.

30 Oct, 2021

 

Just wish I could smell that delightful blossom! Interesting blog. Thank you.

30 Oct, 2021

 

love it very much. the fruit looks lovely and fresh.

30 Oct, 2021

 

I started counting the fruit, over 41 and even more flower count on the other tree.

31 Oct, 2021

 

Amazing…..can you make marmalade with the fruit?

1 Nov, 2021

 

Good to see you back, Dotty, we’ve been hoping all is well with you.

1 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Sheila…… so far so good waiting for the five year all clear!

1 Nov, 2021

 

Wishing you the best outcome Dotty 🙂.

1 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Dd, too small and insufficient liquid really, but the rind is tangy so that goes in the triple Citrus marmalade I like to make.

1 Nov, 2021

 

Thank you Sheila…..that sounds tasty Siris….

1 Nov, 2021

 

Beautiful colour of the oranges, and good to know there is wonderful fragrance around for you to enjoy. 🙂

3 Nov, 2021

 

Thank you Terra, no fragrance today, we had our first frost last night snd the tubular heaters came on in the conservatory, set to come on at 7 oC, just keeps the chill off.

3 Nov, 2021

 

I can imagine that the scent in there is heady. You have two beautifully healthy trees, a credit to your care. We had our first frost last night. Brrr.

5 Nov, 2021

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