Zesty Citrus

13 Mar, 2024

Dive into the zesty world of citrus - a popular choice for many gardeners. Not only do citrus look great in your garden, but they also taste great in the kitchen. From the familiar lemons and limes, to the more unusual limequats and tangors, there are endless varieties of citrus that will suit every taste.


When planting your new citrus tree, it's important to choose a warm, sunny spot with protection from cool winds. If you prefer planting in a container, plant directly into Kings Container Mix, as this high quality mix will keep the soil moist, and has plenty of nutrients to keep your citrus growing well. When planting directly into the ground, ensure the soil is well-draining and rich in organic matter. To give your soil an extra boost of nutrients, mix in Kings Compost and Kings Sheep Pellets.


Watering your citrus tree is so important, especially in the first year after planting. Be sure to give your tree a deep, slow soak, allowing the water to reach the roots. In spring and autumn, feed with Kings Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertiliser. To encourage root growth and improve microbial activity in the soil, feed monthly with Aquaticus Organic Garden Booster from spring through autumn.

Mulching with Living Earth More than Mulch will help with moisture retention and keep weeds at bay.

Our Top Varieties

There's no such things as a citrus collection that's too big! With so many delicious citrus to choose from, here are some of our favourites.

Lemon Yen Ben

Enjoy high yields of delicious, juicy fruit throughout most of the year. This hardy lemon tree is fast-growing and properly sour, making it ideal for cocktails.

Orange Navelina

An early ripening, seedless orange variety that produces heavy crops of sweet fruit. This variety is perfect for home gardens

Mandarin Miho

A satsuma type mandarin with easy-peel skin and juicy fruit. These sweet varieties are ideal for lunchboxes!

Grapefruit Golden Special

These vigorous growers produce medium-sized fruit with golden-yellow skin. Sweet, tangy and juicy fruit, ideal for any grapefruit lover.

Lime Bearss

This vigorous lime tree is popular for its flavoursome, zesty and seedless fruit that ripens in spring. A must have for any citrus garden

Grow well with Citrus Essentials

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