When you buy your Citrus from Tigers, be sure to request for Tigers Citrus growing notes.
You might be surprised to learn that Citrus originated in SE Asia, probably on the Malay Peninsula. It is believed the Chinese took Citrus back to China and bred them over maybe 3,000 years!
Then Arab traders took them back to Europe and introduced them to Spain and Portugal -the best Mediterranean climates. Hence the well-known varieties we see today, like Valencia Orange and Lisbon Lemon.
Tigers carry a full range of ready to fruit, grafted Citrus.
Tigers Citrus Varieties.
At Tigers you’ll buy well grown, grafted trees, and we’ll give you the best advice to make sure you get the best results.
Makes a great healthy additive to water jugs, a must have juice to squeeze on seafood dishes such as fish and prawns.
Suitable for growing in pots or in the ground. Once the tree has grown it will need a pot with a minimum 60cm diameter in order to produce good crops of fruit. The bigger the pot, the more fruit and better size fruit you’ll get. Ask our staff to show you suitable pots.
Tahitian limes can fruit on and off all year round. You can stimulate fruiting with a heavier than normal fertiliser application. Use only slow Release. Refer cultivation notes.
When you get lots of fruit, freeze some of the juice in ice blocks for year round use.
Skin colour ranges from green to black, finger shaped fruit 6-12cm long. Many small vesicles of fruit which burst in the mouth, releasing the juice. Flesh colour can be pale green to pink to red. Often called the caviar of fruit.
Must be fully ripe when picked to have a nice taste.
Best grown in the ground rather than in pots.
Suitable for growing in pots as well as in the ground.
Kumquat Variety Ngami
Oval fruit, sweet and nice to eat, skin and all! Great for growing in pots.
Kumquat Variety Calamondin
Best Kumquat for growing in pots. Favoured by the Chinese community as a New Year decoration. Small flat fruit like mini mandarins.
Kumquat Variety Meiwa
Decorative small tree, good in pots. Fruits are orange and slightly larger than other varieties. The rind is thicker and sweeter, making this fruit overall the sweetest.
The flowers are prolific and often very highly scented.
A true tropical citrus, best grown in the ground, rather than in pots.
Fruit may be 15 -25cm in diameter and weigh 1 -2kilos each!
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Loose Skin, easier to peel than oranges. Pleasant flavour.
Can be grow in pots as well as in the ground.