California Citrus Tree Varieties That Flourish

There are various types of citrus trees that thrive in the California climate. At SummerWinds Nursery, we carry the widest variety of citrus plants. We have varieties of the lemon tree available such as the meyer lemon tree as well as common varieties of the orange tree and lime tree. We also carry citrus trees that can be grown indoors such as the kaffir lime tree. If you are looking for something a little different, we also have a selection of the kumquat tree and grapefruit tree. (Not all trees are available at all times of the year and selection may vary by location)

Lemon Tree Varieties

    Eureka Lemon
  • Yields a large crop of lemons annually
  • Bears fruit all year
  • Easy to espalier
  • Fewer thorns than other lemon trees
    Lisbon Lemon
  • Fruit similar to the Eureka lemon
  • More cold tolerant
  • Thornier tree with dense foliage
  • Abundunt year-round crop
    Improved Meyer Lemon
  • Tested, virus-free clone
  • Very juicy fruit, sweeter than Eureka lemons
  • Produces fruit in cooler climate
  • Produces fruit almost year round
  • Mature fruit has a golden color
    Variegated Pink Lemon
  • Distinctive green and yellow leaves
  • Pink flesh, clear juice, acidic lemon flavor
  • Fuchsia colored new growth and flower buds
  • Beautiful tree for landscape accent

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Lime Tree Varieties

    Yuzu Lime - Buddha's Hand Fingered Citron
  • Fruit forms finger-like sections
  • Known for light lemon fragrance
  • Virtually no pulp: wonderful sliced and candied
  • Zero frost tolerance
    Australian Finger Lime
  • Elongated fruits
  • Fruits ripen in fall or winter
  • Unique texture adds a nice punch to dishes
  • Thorny tree with small leaves
    Calamondin Philippine Lime
  • Also known as Kalamansi Lime
  • Compact tree: great for containers
  • Ample fruit production
  • Zesty, acidic juice
    Bearss Seedless Lime
  • Known also as Persian or Tahitian Lime
  • Distinct lime flavor
  • Seedless
  • Produces fruit year round
    Yuzu Lime
  • Also known as Japanese Citron
  • Yellow-orange fruit produces in the Fall
  • Excellent Flavor
  • One of the most cold-hardy of all citrus /li>
    Rangpur Lime
  • Popular tart flavor, reddish-orange fruit
  • More like a sour mandarin
  • Abundant fruit with purpled tinged blooms
  • Beautiful used as an ornamental tree
    Thai Lime
  • Known also as ‘Makrut’ Lime
  • Bumpy surface texture, fragrant sour juice
  • Leaves, zest and juice are used for cooking
  • Many health benefits; cleanser and deodorizer
    Mexican (Key) Lime
  • Small, somewhat seedy fruit with tropical flavor
  • Fruit turns yellow when ripe
  • Produces fruit year-round
  • Not frost tolerant
    Mexican Thorn-less Lime
  • Preferred for Key Lime Pie and certain beverages
  • Fruit turns yellow when ripe
  • Traditional strong lime flavor
    Palestine Sweet Lime
  • Round, medium-sized juicy yellow fruit
  • Not as sweet or acidic as the Bearss
  • Few Seeds
  • Mild, yet refreshing flavor

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Orange Tree Varieties

    Clementine Mandarin
  • Also known as Algerian Mandarin
  • From North Africa
  • Fruit ripens in December, January
  • Classic sweet and tart mandarin flavor
    Dancy Tangerine
  • Heavy fruit production
  • Deep color and rich flavor
  • Ripens at the end and beginning of the year
  • Popular for Lunar/Chinese New Year
    Kinnow Mandarin
  • Attractive, upright growth habit
  • Sweet, juicy fruit with seeds
  • Fruit ripens in spring
    Owari Satsuma Mandarin
  • Hardiest tree of all Mandarins
  • Fruit ripens in November, December
  • Generally harvested before first frost
  • Seedless fruit that peels easily
    Pixie Mandarin
  • Late-maturing with upright, open growth habit
  • Best suited to coastal/inter-coastal regions
  • Moderately juicy with pleasant, mild flavor
  • Easy to peel
    W. Murcott Mandarin
  • Also known as a fourer Mandarin
  • Fruit ripens in spring
  • Nice flavor and easy to peel
  • Low seeds when not cross-pollinated
    Cara Cara Navel Orange
  • Fruit is early to ripen
  • Originated in Venezuelae
  • Medium red colored flesh
  • Fruit has a rich, sweet flavor
    Mexican (Key) Lime
  • Small, somewhat seedy fruit with tropical flavor
  • Fruit turns yellow when ripe
  • Produces fruit year-round
  • Not frost tolerant
    Lane Late Navel Orange
  • Spring/summer ripening
  • Nice, rich flavor
  • Seedless variety of Naval Orange
  • Excellent choice for eating and juicing in summer
    Moro Blood Orange
  • Deep red, almost purple, colored flesh
  • Unique aroma, and berry-like flavor
  • High yielding and early to mature
    High yielding and early to mature
  • Most popular winter ripening citrus
  • Fruit ripens early and heavy bearing
  • Cultivar of the Washington Navel
  • Great for juicing or eating
    Sanquinelli Blood Orange
  • Deep red juice and rind
  • Tart and spicy flavor
  • Lasts long when left on tree
  • Best grown in interior valleys of California
    Trovita Orange
  • Fruit ripens in Spring, even indoors
  • Heavy producer with a great flavor
  • Thin skinned fruit, not many seeds
  • Grows well on the coast and in desert
    Valencia Orange
  • Fruit ripens in Summer
  • Excellent for juicing or eating
  • Fruit will ripen in 15 months
    Washington Navel Orange
  • Known for winter ripening in California
  • Produces fruit when grown indoors
  • Sweet, seedless fruit
  • Fruit will ripen in ten months

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Grapefruit Tree Varieties

    Orob-lanco Grapefruit
  • Sweet, seedless fruit
  • Grows well with low summerw heat
  • Huge, very fragrant flowers and glossy foliage
    Rio Red Grapefruit
  • Red-fleshed variety from Texas
  • Does best in warm climates
  • Ripens in winter
  • Excellent for juicing or eating

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Kumquat Tree Varieties

    Nagami Kumquat
  • Olive-sized bright orange fruit
  • Ripens in late winter or early spring
  • Sweet, edible skin with tart flesh
  • Few thorns, fragrant blossom
    Meiwa Kumquat
  • Round fruit, slightly sweeter than other varieties
  • Good candied or for use in marmalade
  • Sweet, edible skin and tart flesh
  • Few thorns and fragrant blossoms

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Tangelo Tree Varieties

    Minneola Tangelo
  • Deep reddish-orange fruit
  • Develops a tangerine like flavor when left on tree
  • Harvest in late spring through the summer

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At SummerWinds Nursery, we carry many different types of citrus trees. Whatever your citrus tree needs, stop in today and let our Trusted Garden Advisors help you pick the perfect tree for your garden. At SummerWinds Nursery, we guarantee success!