Around the world, there are over 50 common name varieties of Citrus and countless number of grafted variations. At one point, citrus was of the Arizona’s five C’s. In Arizona’s low desert climate, the thriving varieties include orange, grapefruit and lemon.
Estimated number of commercial acres growing in Arizona:
Varieties proven to thrive in Arizona:
- Arizona Sweet Orange
- Duncan (White)
- Flame (Pink)
- Redblush (Pink)
- Mexican True Lime
Varieties of Mandarins, Tangelos & Kumquats also do well in Arizona. Complete list of citrus varieties grown in the southwest according to Arizona Cooperative Extension.
PODCAST | BROADCAST DATE: JANUARY 6TH, 2018 | RADIO ARCHIVE PAGE
- Julie Murphree of the Arizona Farm Bureau
- DeWayne Justice of Justice Brothers Farms
- Selwyn Justice of Justice Brothers Farms