strange summer for citrus

by Christopher Kowalewski August. 12, 2020 435 views
bouddha's hand | lensbaby sol 45 + x4 magnifier lens

bouddha's hand | lensbaby sol 45 + x4 magnifier lens

We have some 'easy' and some 'demanding' citrus trees. Among the easy ones there are lemon, orange, kumquat and clementine trees. These usually produce profusely, but this year we have only three lemons -on two different trees, one orange, three clementines and no kumquats.

yuzu | viltrox 20mm f1.8

yuzu | viltrox 20mm f1.8

We also have tougher trees that are notoriously hard to get to produce fruit such as a yuzu, bouddha's hand and calamondin. The yuzu has two fruit developing, and this is its first year here! We have two bouddha's hand trees; one has three fruit and the second one that almost died this spring - we cut it back harshly as a last resort - grew many new branches and just finished blooming with two beautiful fruit on the way.

Let's hope next year will be productive for all the trees.

bouddha' hand leaf | lensbaby sol 45 + x4 magnifier lens

bouddha' hand leaf | lensbaby sol 45 + x4 magnifier lens

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Camellia Staab 8 months ago

Buddha's hand reminds me of the Australian finger lime. Is it pungent in flavor?

8 months ago Edited
Christopher Kowalewski Replied to Camellia Staab 8 months ago

That's caviar citrus here since they look like caviar when you squeeze them out. Boudha's hand looks more like wild tentacles and there's nothing to eat as such within. The skin is very thick and goes to the centre and you dice it to add to a salade with smoked salmon for example or finely grated with papaya.

8 months ago Edited
G B 8 months ago

wonderfully playful set! I read somewhere that one can take the seeds from lemons and plant them in a container in a window sill and although you may not get a lemon tree, the little blossoms smell really nice!

8 months ago Edited
Christopher Kowalewski Replied to G B 8 months ago

You can and with care it will make lemons. I've justed planted some seeds that have germinated. But they need to mature for about 10 years before flowering - justin time for my retirement 😂

8 months ago Edited
G B Replied to Christopher Kowalewski 8 months ago

lol!!!😂

8 months ago Edited
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