Author Topic: Trifoliate Orange - Hardy to zone 5  (Read 2290 times)

Offline cherith

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Trifoliate Orange - Hardy to zone 5
« on: October 10, 2010, 03:38:46 PM »
I have two of these started from seeds.  They were very easy to get started.  I just took a few of the oranges from a tree and squeezed the seeds into potting soil and a bunch started.  The fruit will make excellent mojitos and marmalade.  Extreme vitamin C content.  They are also good for grafting other citrus to it.

http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/hardy_orange_2-9-07.htm 
http://users.kymp.net/citruspages/trifoliates.html

Better they are sour but for us who don't live in warm climates it is good way to ward off scurvy. 

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Re: Trifoliate Orange - Hardy to zone 5
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 05:20:08 PM »
Great find, this plant looks like it could be an excellent hedge!

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Re: Trifoliate Orange - Hardy to zone 5
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 09:39:45 PM »
Great find, this plant looks like it could be an excellent hedge!
It makes an excellent defensive landscaping plant.

The thorns are wicked.

Untended though, the trees can run rampant so make sure to rake up any oranges you don't want developing into new plants.

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Re: Trifoliate Orange - Hardy to zone 5
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 07:09:19 PM »
It makes an excellent defensive landscaping plant.

The thorns are wicked.

Untended though, the trees can run rampant so make sure to rake up any oranges you don't want developing into new plants.

I wonder if any animals would help prune back some of the plants or consume the new growth?   Time to do some research.