Growing and Using Citrus

Course CodeSGH20
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Growing and Using Citrus

Citrus fruits are one of the most consumed fruit in the world be it:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Processed products

This course will help you learn:

  • How to grow and manage them?
  • What cultivars/varieties to grow?
  • Various Uses

Lesson Structure

There are 5 lessons in this course:

    • Citrus today
    • Harvesting
    • A brief history
    • Botany of citrus
    • Appearance
    • Reproduction and variability
    • Flowering and pollination
    • Fruit development
    • Number and classification of species
    • Species of citrus
    • Close relatives
    • Microcitrus
    • Eremocitrus
    • Fortunella
    • Poncirus
    • Planting citrus trees
    • What affects success?
    • Temperature
    • Frosts and cold winds
    • Choose the right type
    • Shade
    • Tree size
    • Root damage
    • Container growing
    • Soil
    • Colloids
    • Preparing the soil for planting
    • Does your soil need gypsum?
    • Planting technique
    • Feeding
    • Fertiliser applications
    • Drainage
    • Irrigation
    • Measuring water availability to plants
    • Irrigation
    • Scheduling irrigation
    • Important elements
    • Period of watering
    • Cyclic watering
    • Pulse watering
    • Water extraction by roots
    • Types of irrigation
    • Common citrus fruit problems
    • Nutrient deficiencies
    • Pests of citrus
    • Diseases and viruses of citrus
    • Planting lemon trees
    • Planting technique
    • Caring for lemon trees
    • Pruning citrus
    • Pruning a standard shape
    • Renovating an old tree
    • Pruning to improve fruit quality
    • Pruning to improve tree health
    • Propagation options
    • Grafting (budding)
    • Budding techniques
    • Dwarf trees and double grafts
    • Growing from cuttings
    • Growing from seed
    • Review what you have been learning
  4. Deciding what to grow
    • Lemon tree selection
    • Cumquats
    • Unusual citrus
    • Citrus fruit ripening chart
    • Nutritional value of citrus
    • How to extract citrus oils
    • Freezing citrus
    • Drying citrus
    • Making use of excess lemons
    • Making fresh lemonade
    • Recipes
    • Making jams/marmalade
    • Marmalade
    • Beetroot and orange chutney
    • Citrus syrup cake
    • Classic orange fennel and onion salad
    • Easy salad dressing
    • Easy pasta side dish
    • Fruit butter/ fruit curd
    • Lemon tart
    • Lemon dipping sauce - Asian style
    • Lettuce cups with chicken and citrus
    • Lime chutney
    • Marinade for chicken
    • Marinade for steak
    • Orange salad
    • Orange couscous
    • Salsa topping for salmon or trout
    • Final assessment

Learn to Grow Citrus.

  • problems and solutions,
  • choosing different types
  • different ways of using citrus fruits.


Who is this course for?

This course can be ideal for –

  • Orchard workers
  • Farmers who wish to value add to their produce 
  • Home gardeners
  • Commercial fruit farmers or their employees
  • Hobby Farmer
  • Anyone developing a permaculture landscape
  • People seeking to be more self sufficient

If you have any questions or would like more, get in touch with us today. Contact us by calling (UK) 01384 442752 or (International) +44 (0) 1384 442752 or submit any questions to our specialist Horticulture tutoring staff using our FREE COUNSELLING SERVICE. 


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