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Growing Citrus as Houseplants

Believe it or not, you can easily grow a happy, healthy, and productive citrus tree indoors! Key elements for success are good light, adequate humidity indoors in the
winter, well-drained
potting soil, additional
nutrients, and
consistent watering.

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Citrus Recipes

Half the fun of growing citrus in your garden is enjoying the fruits of your labor in the kitchen. Following are some great recipes to get you started -- and perhaps to inspire you to try growing a new variety.

Citrus fruits in these recipes can be substituted within their categories. For example, any Sweet Orange for Cara Cara oranges or any Mandarin for Fremont mandarins. Feel free to experiment!

We always welcome your recipe submissions and will publish your name with your recipe; just be sure that the recipe you submit isn't under someone else's copyright.

Also we encourage you to visit the Gourmet Sleuth to find great citrus recipes like this Chipotle Citrus Marinade.

Salads and Starters
Ambrosia
Harvest Fruit Salad with Mandarins
Sunny Salad with Grapefruit & Avocado
Blood Orange, Red Onion & Olive Salad
Clementine Carrot Salad
Meiwa Salad
Cara Cara Orange and Radish Salad
Chinese Grapefruit Salad
Chandler Pummelo Salad & Lemon Vinaigrette
 
Main Courses/Entrees
Orange Marinated Beef
Marinated Orange Chicken
Tangelo Turkey Rice
Mandarin Carrot Stir-Fry
Variegated Calamondin Marinated Fish
 
Savory Condiments and Dressings
Bergamot Sour Orange Zest
Carnival Salsa with Grapefruit & Orange
Etrog Citron Relish
Gremolata Lemon Garlic Garnish
 
Sweet Spreads
Bearss Lime Butter
Lisbon Lemon Butter
Ponderosa Lemon Icing
Quick Kumquat Marmalade
Seville Sour Orange Marmalade
Yuzu Marmalade
Meyer Lemon Curd

Drinks
Mandarin Tease
Sparkling Rangpur Lime Punch
Refreshing Summer Orange Smoothie
Limequat-ade
Light Limeade
Lemon Mint Tea Sparkler
 
Desserts
Tangerine Whip
Orange Oatmeal Cookies
Orange Cake with Orange Frosting
Calamondin Pudding Cake
Key Lime Pie
Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
Colorful Blood Orange Sorbet
Mandarin Raisin Bread
Mandarin Date Nut Bread
Mandarin Custard
Candied Buddha's Fingers
Sweet Lime Granita
Hot Spiced Marsh Grapefruit