Not only can adding a citrus tree to your property increase its curb appeal but it can provide you with plenty of nutritious and delicious produce for years to come. Many citrus trees originated in southeast Asia but have been adapted to many different climates for cultivation all over the world. Keep reading for the top three rare fruit trees that are chosen by homeowners just like you. They add a little color to your garden and can satisfy your taste buds as well.
- Hirado Pummelo Tree
Pummelos (also referred to as ‘pomelos’) are the biggest kinds of citrus in the world. With a pale green exterior, this fruit grows to a diameter of 6-12 inches and hails from the hot and sultry climates of countries in southeast Asia. This tree can be found growing wild on the banks of bodies of water in Malaysia, Thailand and even parts of China. This tree has been cultivated to grow outside in the soil or as a houseplant, rooted in a deep planter and given quite a bit of natural light.
- Sanbokan Sweet Lemon Tree
When people think of citrus trees, lemons and limes are the fruits that primarily leap to mind. While rarer than your average lemon, this sweet variety is no less pleasing. The tree gives off a pleasing fragrance and the fruit itself tastes very sweet, reminiscent of fresh-squeezed lemonade. It is widely considered to be the most appetizing and most delicious of lemon species. This lemon comes from Japan and is self-fertile, meaning it can pollinate itself and create its own clones with very little effort on your part. This tree can be grown inside but it is especially effective when used to give color and flavor to your landscape.
- Osceola Tangelo Tree
For those who want to mix it up with their favorite attributes of two different fruits, a hybrid like the tangelo is perfect. With this tree, the cross-pollination is done for you. This is a mixture of the clementine orange and the Orlando tangelo. It is smaller than an orange, but larger than a clementine. It is orange in color but has a taste that is comparable to that of a grapefruit. It is acidic but also sweeter than regular grapefruits. If you would like to preserve your tangelos, it is recommended to mix them with a favored blend of other tangelos or mix some temple into it.
Having a patch of citrus fruit trees on your property is an excellent way to add some fragrance and color to the space. However, these are also specially cultivated to be grown inside. Whichever you choose will be sure to give you years of joy.
They look kinda funky, right?