Citrus Fruit Trees

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  1. FPLinda

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    I would like to know when (what month) orange and grapefuit trees produce fruit.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Which kinds of orange and grapefruit?
     
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    Not sure. I would like to plant an orange tree and grapefruit tree in Delray Beach, FL.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The following two books would be most useful in helping you to choose the best varieties for your area. Your local library may have them.
    1. Citrus: Complete Guide to Selecting & Growing More Than 100 Varieties for California, Arizona, Texas, The Gulf Coast and Florida by Lance Walheim
    2. Citrus: Selection Guide, Planting & Care by Sunset Books​

    According to the chart in Walheim's book, grapefruits ripen from Nov thru Aug. Sweet oranges have a wide ranging ripening season - it depends on the variety. For example, Valencia oranges have a long season from Dec thru Sep.
     
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    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Citrus generally mature during the winter months. The exact time depends on the variety you are growing AND THE LOCATION that the tree is growing in. A citrus variety that matures at a specific time in California, might not be the same time in Florida, and will be a different time in your area. - Millet
     

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