Sweet Spot for Sour Oranges
Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the
UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
Client's Request: First, your tomatoes that I have been purchasing the last several years massively out produce the nursery ones. So thanks all around!
Second, the question: I have a great producing Washington Navel orange in my backyard in West County and and am thinking that since my wife produces loads of marmalade, I would try a Seville orange tree. I was easily able to grow one where I grew up in southern California, but would like to add a tree and am wondering if it would grow as well as the Washington Navel in the area west of the hills around the Bay?
Help Desk Response: Thank you for contacting the UC Master Gardener Program Help Desk.
Thank you for your kind words about our tomatoes. We are happy you found them to be successful, but I'm sure it's due in large part to your green thumb! We do expect to be selling tomatoes again to benefit the Master Gardener programs in East, Central, and West County during April. Hope to see you there!
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