When contemplating what citrus trees to cultivate on the Mornington Peninsula its important to keep in mind what varieties are suitable for gardens in this area.
Its important to chose a grafted tree as the rootstock encourages strong growth, good fruit production and helps prevent root rot problems.
Select a sunny position with free draining soil enriched with organic matter.
You can also grow citrus in pots. The dwarf varieties grow to 1.5m-2m in the ground and slightly less in pots. So if garden is small you can still enjoy all the benefits of cultivating your own fruit
As gardens on the Mornington Peninsula are in a cool zone think about the following varieties they should thrive and require less garden maintenance than other types
- Nagami Cumquat
- Meyer and Lisbon lemons
- Wheeny Grapefruit
- Satsuma mandarins
- Valencia oranged
Citrus use a lot of energy producing their fruit so remember when weeding or just conducting your regular garden maintenance to feed with a liquid plant food suitable for citrus.