Saturday

Snowbird Citrus! Now I've seen it all. Stop me before it's too late!


 While walking through the HD garden center (my favorite place to be) this morning I stumbled upon a Citrus tree that totally blew my mind.  I've never seen such a thing and I want one!
The 'snowbird' is for those who winter in Florida and when they go home to the north they can just toss it or leave on the balcony of their home for the summer and have all the organic fruit they need when they return.  Our rainy season will take care of watering.

 It's called a "Citrus Cocktail" and has been grafted with several kinds of citrus all growing on the same plant.  Now I do have one with lemons and limes but this one has 
Minneola Honeybell
Meyer Lemon
Persian Lime
Ponkan Tangerine
Navel Orange
and
Ruby Red Grapefruit
 Notice the leaves on each branch are quite different.
Amazing!
 When I first saw this plant I wanted it until I saw the price tag.
I could imagine it standing proud on my front porch.  How beautiful it would be, and the smell!
 This is one form of citrus tree I've never seen but you all must admit it's perfect for a small family and in a small space.
No waist of fruit with a large tree.
 I'm still think of going to get one and potting it in a large terracotta pot..  but I'm still on my 'no spending February'
Someone stop me before it's too late!

xoxoxo

12 comments:

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Sandy!
I'm in love! Our son's dog chewed our citrus trees in pots, so I only have a new meyer lemon. I would love to find one of these!
Thanks for coming by and the follow...nice to have found you!

Karen said...

Well, wonders never cease. What will they come up with next? Wonderful idea!

Heather@http://southernabbey.com said...

Hi,
You have totally blown my mind! I can't believe that exists. My grandfather winters down there, I'll have to let him know about this. Oh how I wish I could grown one here in Canada. Oh well, I'll wait until I'm old enough to be a snowbird myself!

Anonymous said...

the tree was fun to discover, wish I could grow them in Saudi!!

Tatiana said...

omggg, I want one of those too! you'd never get sick of any of the kinds since there'd always be a variety :3

Tina´s PicStory said...

welcome to tina´s picstory! nice to have you on board :)

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

That's the coolest tree ever. I would love to own one, even though I don't eat citrus fruits that often. XD

Karen said...

I'd buy it!

Annie said...

THAT is an amazing tree. I've been wanting a dwarf citrus in my yard and this would be very happy in California too. I'm checking my garden center in a couple of months.

Indrani Ghose said...

That is unique!

Custom Comforts said...

Sounds like a very cleaver concoction of all citrus fruits and very handy, especially if nature will water it for you. Perfect for your climate.
Cindy

Lea said...

Amazing!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
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