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All About Grapefruit, Limeys, and Orange Conservatories

By SongofJoy
December 13, 2011

Most of us are aware that we need a certain amount of Vitamin C daily in order to maintain optimal good health, but winter is a time when our bodies may need additional amounts of this vital nutrient. Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, limes, lemons, and oranges are a great-tasting way to add more Vitamin C to our diets. You may even decide to grow your own.

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Name: Christine
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Dec 16, 2011 2:11 PM CST
Hi Tee,

What a wonderful article. I thought I'd start a new comment thread since the other was so long. I guess there are many citrus lovers out there! LOL

I love all citrus. We use so much, that I really want to grow my own! Actually, I have various citrus trees, I've kept them in pots so far; except the lime went in the ground this year; next year the 3 yr. old calamondin and kumquat are going in the ground. Like you said, they are more cold tolerant than most. No fruit yet, but it takes between 3-5 years before they produce... I'm almost there!

Thank you for a great article.
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Name: Carole
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Dec 16, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Thanks, Christine. It sounds like you are, indeed, almost there. Lucky you. And citrus fruits are just so colorful ... perfect for this time of year when color is often at a minimum.
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