With the weather cooling down and our greenhouse being a haven for warmth, we stumbled upon some tasty citrus in need of harvesting.

The trick to harvesting citrus is to get to the fruit before the freeze does! Freezes can affect the taste and amount of juice produced. Although taste is your true indicator of ripeness, choosing fruit with the most vivid of its ripe color is an obvious suggestion. Unfortunately, citrus does not continue to ripen after it has been picked so should there be any green on the fruit just let it be till the next time you stroll by and it will be ready to go! If the next time you visit the fruit has wrinkled you’ve waited a bit too long. Twist gently or snip off the tree without causing trauma to the branches. If stored in a cool moist space, your undamaged citrus can last for up to several weeks.

Happy Harvesting!

Advertisements