Citrus Trees


At Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm we carry a full line of citrus trees from Satsumas to Key Limes. Below is a list with a description of the many varieties we offer. Call us or stop by our nursery and we'll help you start your own orange grove.

ORANGES

Satsuma

Cold hardy to 20 degrees F

Sunlight: Full

Soil: Well drained

Fruit ripens: Nov. thru Dec.

Pollination: Bees and other insects.

Self Fertile

Seeds: 1-6

                                                                   The Satsuma is easily peeled, sweet

                                                                   and has a low acid content.

Hamlin Oranges

 

Cold hardy to 28 degrees F

Sunlight: Full

Soil: Well drained

Fruit ripens: Nov. thru Dec.

Pollination: Bees and other insects.

Self Fertile

 


LEMONS

Myers: High quality fruit, very juicy, thin skinned fruit. It is the hardiest of the common Lemons. It is actually a Lemon/Orange hybrid. Myers can be hardy to 25 degrees but the tree can be damaged at higher temperatures (28 degrees) if the tree is fertilized late in the season. This tree grows very well on its own roots and a rooted tree that has been frozen will come back true from its roots. 


Bearss: This is one of the Lemons sold in stores.  These breeds are hardy to around 28 degrees, although a larger tree can be a little hardier. Great container plants, they can bear in a 3 gallon pot and a larger 10 or 15 gallon that you can move in or out of your garage.


Ponderosa: Produces a very large( up to 2 pounds) mild tasting Lemon. It is damaged by around 28 to 30 degrees but bears very young. Another great container plant.


Sambo(or Sanbokan): Very unusual fruit! Ripe, the fruit tastes like Sweet Lemonade and peels like a Satsuma. It is a rarer fruit than most lemons but well worth the trouble to find. Makes large Navel Orange sized fruit and the tree is hardier than most Lemons. Trees are hardy to 26 to 28 degrees.  Courtesy of Wayne Bridges, Citrus Propagation Expert

LIMES

Key Limes

 

Cold hardy to 36 degrees F

Sunlight: Full

Soil: Well drained

Fruit ripens: Nov. thru Dec.

Pollination: Bees and other insects.

Self Fertile

                                                                  Seeds: 3-8

Limequats: Kumquat/Key Lime hybrids. There are a couple of varieties; they are hardy to around 28 - 36 degrees.  This slight difference makes the Limequats much easier to protect in cooler climates such as North Florida.  Courtesy of Wayne Bridges, Citrus Propagation Expert

GRAPEFRUIT

Ruby Red Grapefruit

 

 

Cold hardy to 26 degrees F

Sunlight: Full

Soil: Well drained

Fruit ripens: Nov. thru Dec.

Pollination: Bees and other insects.

Self Fertile

Seeds: 1-6


Duncan: Small round Kumquat, rather seedy and the tree is thorny. Hardy to at least 18 degrees.


Nagami: Most common cultivar, the oval fruit with a sweetish peeling but a sour center. The trees make a very pretty shrub with the foliage, flowers, and fruit making it an attractive addition to the yard. The tree is almost thornless and it is hardy to 18 degrees.


Meiwa: Large round fruit that are the sweetest of the Kumquats. The small trees have thinner foliage than Nagami and small thorns. Hardy to 18 degrees.


Centennial: Variegated fruit that is a kumquat/lemon hybrid. The tree is very attractive and the ripe fruit are like small lemons or limes in taste. This plant is not hardy and can be damaged by around 28 degrees. Great container plant, it bears very young.


Limequats: Kumquat/Key Lime hybrids. There are a couple of varieties; they are hardy to around 28 degrees. My favorite is “Tavares” they can be used like Key Limes (which are damaged by 32 degrees). This slight difference makes the Limequats much easier to protect in cooler climates such as North Florida.


Important Note: Even though some breeds are hardy to 18 degrees the fruit can damaged by temperatures below 28 degrees. The small size of the fruit makes it quick to freeze.

Courtesy of Wayne Bridges, Citrus Propagation Expert

MAPHIS NURSERY AND TREE FARM

1534 Orange Hill Highway

Chipley, Florida 32428

(850) 638- 8243