Citrus tasting

Whether you are an enthusiastic citrus grower or just interested in tasting an array of locally grown citrus fruit, plan to attend the 2019 Upper Gulf Coast Citrus Tasting & Seminar on Thursday.

When you think of citrus, images of grapefruits, lemons, limes and oranges are most likely to come to mind. It’s unfortunate the citrus you see in the supermarket represents an extremely small portion of the variety of citrus that can be grown locally.

I grew up in Virginia, and my parents traditionally ordered two boxes of citrus for consumption by the family over the Christmas holiday season — there was one large box of oranges and another large box of grapefruits.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at

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(1) comment

Gary Miller

A hard freeze killed my Myers Lemon 20 years ago. The sweetest, juciest and most productive citres I ever heard about. It produced Grapefruit size fruit my neighbors enjoyed eating like a large orange.

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