Take a tour with me-our citrus is coming in!
These are the Mexican (as they call them here) or Key Limes. Unfortunately in January 2011, we had a bad freeze. The trees all shed their leaves, entire branches were dead and the crop of 2011 was ZERO while the trees recovered. Last winter wasn’t too bad and we’re getting some crop but the quality and size isn’t wonderful and the quantity is way down. If this winter is fine, the 2013 crop should be back to snuff. We could be taking shopping bags of citrus and dumping them near the neighbors’ front porches and they shouldn’t leave their car windows open-they’ll be citrusized. We’re getting about 25 lemons this year and were getting 250. For some reason, probably because it is usually five to ten degrees F cooler here than in Phoenix, we can’t get a grapefruit tree to survive.
Next year, they’ll be no warning-this is the final warning. Roll up your car windows.