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View Poll Results: Do you grow citrus fruit in the UK

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  • I grow oranges

    2 20.00%
  • I grow lemons

    5 50.00%
  • I grow another citrus fruit.

    5 50.00%
  • I've tried and failed

    3 30.00%
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  1. #25
    B Porcupine is offline Seedling
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    I have a few citrus, grown mostly for fun, rather than fruit (so far, zero). But my Makrut (prev called kaffir) lime is fab: great for leaves in Thai cooking and I have even minced up young leaves in marmalade. Smells amazing Just watch out for the thorns!

  2. #26
    Brack is offline Seedling
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    I have a Kaffir lime too, had it a couple of years, the leaves are very useful rice pudding made with coconut milk, brown sugar and 4 leaves tastes very nice) but it has not flowered. It lives in the kitchen during winter and goes outside in summer.

    Not sure what it needs to make it flower.

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    TrixC is offline Rooter
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    I have a Nagami Kumquat purchased from Victoriana Nursery a few years back. It stays outside all winter on my sunny patio with the pot wrapped in bubble wrap. Itís a small plant but must have 100 fruit on it at the moment, which are in the process of ripening and will be used for marmalade (great for lazy marmalade makers like me because you only need to halve the fruit and flick out the seeds). I also like the fruit for fresh eating (sweet rind, sour flesh) but I suspect theyíre a bit of a marmite fruit. Iíve read that kumquats are winter hardy but need a hot summer to fruit well, it must have loved the conditions we had in London last summer.

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