Louisiana Varieties available
The best time to plant a fruit tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
Cuties-Clementine Mandarine-The Clementine is small to medium in size with dense foilage that tends to form a weeping habit. This Mandarine is red and orange in color. Cuties are sweet and peel easily.
OWARI SATSUMA: This is a superior fruit of the Mandarin family. It is a very cold hardy,slow-growing, and spreading tree with open dark green foliage. Tree is also considered thorn-less. Fruit is easy peeling and has few to no seeds and is actually considered a seedless fruit.
ARMSTRONG SATSUMA: Close in relation to the Owari. The main difference is that the Armstrong is a much earlier ripening fruit.
BROWN SELECT SATSUMA: A mid-season ripening fruit with good quality. Very easy to peel considered seedless with no thorns.
WASHINGTON NAVEL: Considered to be the original and still the best navel variety. Tree size is medium to large in size with a round top and has a drooping habit. The fruit is large, flavorful, considered seedless, and appears to hold well on the tree. The fruit is also known to section and peel easily.
RED NAVEL: The tree size is considered to be small to medium. The fruit is known for its red flesh. The fruit is large, flavorful, considered seedless, and appears to hold well on the tree. The fruit is also known to section and peel easily.
HAMLIN (LOUISIANA) SWEET ORANGE: This tree is considered to be medium to large in size, and usually produces a heavy annual crop. The sweet orange is also known to tolerate the cold. The fruit size is small to medium, usually seedless, and is also known to ripen early. The peel is very tender and is very juicy with low acidity.
MORO BLOOD ORANGE: Tree appears to be medium in size with a round top. This blood orange tends to bear heavily but usually in alternate years. Fruit is normally borne in clusters in a very attractive setting appearing outside of the canopy. Fruit is medium in size, ripening very early with a distinct aroma. The flesh of the fruit is a violet to burgundy; rind orange with a pink blush, and is known to hold well on the tree.
PERSIAN LIME: A medium spreading tree that bears fragrant blossoms and shiny fruit all year in cooler climates. Contains few thorns and is very cold tolerant. The fruit is medium to small in size and is very juicy. Usually is picked green and is yellow when mature; does not hold well on the tree. In 2015 my 10 year old Persian Lime tree produced over 1000 limes.
THORNLESS KEY LIME: This is a medium but twiggy tree with a dense top and small leaves. It is very frost sensitive with very small and juicy fruit. Also known as the "bartenders lime" due to its popularity to be mixed with so many types of alcohol. Usually picked when green and turns yellow when mature.
GOLD NUGGET LOQUAT: This tree can be large, vigorous, and tends to grow upright. The fruit is round, with deep orange skin and a yellow orange flesh. Also known to ripen late and have a sweet to tart flavor.
CELESTE FIG: Tree is medium in size bearing fruit of excellent quality. The fruit has very thin delicate skin. It's most popular for fresh eating and cooking.
BROWN TURKEY FIG: Tree size is medium and is similar to the Celeste but is more tolerant to cold weather. The fruit is of good quality.
L.S.U. GOLD FIG: Tree is large in size bearing fruit with a thicker peel. The fruit size can be the size of a silver dollar and is gold in color. The quality of the fruit is considered to be excellent.
MEIWA SWEET KUMQUAT: The tree is small to medium in size with smaller leaves and is very tolerant to the cold. The fruit holds well on the tree, is small, and has a round shape; known to be very good to eat fresh off of the tree.
NAGAMI TART KUMQUAT: A very cold tolerant tree with small dark green leaves and very fine branches. Fruit holds well on the tree with a smaller and more oval shape. This particular fruit is used primarily for canning.
CALAMONDIN: The tree is small in size with fine branches, and oval leaves. Known to be very productive and cold tolerant. The fruit is very small, tender, and known to bear sour to most people.
IMPROVED MEYER LEMON: Fruit is known to have thin skin and juicy. Also is considered to be mild and crossed with an orange explaining the trees rounded top. Perfect for pies and lemonade, and is very unique in that it will bear multiple crops per season. Tree is considered to be small to medium in size.
LISBON LEMON: The tree is large, thorny, and stands upright with dense foliage. The flowers and new growth when appearing tend to have a purple tint. Fruit is medium in size and best picked when ripened; also tends to over ripen quite easily.
PONDEROSA LEMON: This tree is known to be small, round headed, and thorny with large leaves. Blooms all year round, and is a hybrid of lemon and citron making it sensitive to frost. The fruit resembles the size of a grapefruit, and is thick-skinned and very juicy. Also known to hold well on the tree.
L.S.U. PURPLE FIG: This tree is known to be medium in size with good quality fruit. The skin is dark purple and is sometimes almost black. The fruit is also known to be sweet.
Pink Lemon: Tri colored leaves, striped fruit. These lemons are pink inside when cut. This is the best looking of all citrus trees.
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