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Did Someone Say Citrus??

The 2019 Citrus Pre-Order list is now available for viewing! Check it out ===> 2019 Full Provisional list!

Building on the overwhelming success of our 2018 customized citrus ordering, we are pleased to offer it now for 2019!

All varieties ordered last year were supplied. Now is the time to considered what citrus trees you want to order for next year. You may book your order now. Please see our expanded list of varieties available.

The cost per tree is $56. In January you will be contacted to confirm your order with a 50% deposit. Plants will arrive here in April and be grown on in 2 gallon pots. They will be ready for pick up in June.

Please email us at customer_service@tropicofcanada.ca with any questions.

Week 9 Garden Update

Tomato Defiant (in Photo) plants are cuttings from last years plant. The stump had thrown up these two shoots, so we decided to root them. This works with all types of tomatoes. Take shoots that are not truss shoots from lower down the plant during season. Root them for a late crop. If it’s a damp, cool year, only use those varieties that are resistant to early and late blight. We have found Defiant works well in the garden or in a protected environment.

Also sown this week: Tomatoes Cobra for greenhouse; we keep to single stem, Mountain Magic for outside, Mountain Merit for outside and Siderno for pots. Lettuce Larissa, (short day type) therefore winter season only. Grow cool under short days or will bolt.

When you buy your seed, there is always more than you need at any one time. If you need 4 plants and have 2 varieties, then sow no more than 3 of each. Pick the best two and discard the third (or give to friend). When sown, roll end of packet over and place in a plastic lunch bag (with all other left over seed), seal and place in your fridge door. Do not freeze seed, as this can lead to desiccation. We have kept seed up to 10 years with little fall off in germination %.

February brought us 1/3rd more moisture than average, so the garden is up to capacity. Itching now to start getting the ground prepared for first outdoor sowing’s.

February 17, 2018 Update

 

Sunlight at last after days of cloud and snow! We have 20 types of citrus, in blossom or bud. You can imagine the scent every morning! Not all types we have in blossom or fruit are available this season. It is always best to have a good selection on hand to extend your season and helps when Nature throws different weather at us to have at least one or two varieties to fill the gap. There is nothing more frustrating than missing a pollination event due to weather, and having to wait a full 12 months to see what happens next time!

These are our Citrus varieties that are still in Fruit:

Lemons: Meyer, Lisbon, Eureka & Ponderosa.
Orange: Moro, Calamondin, Pineapple, Midsweet, Lane Late & Valencia.
Grapefruit: Flame.
Lime: Keylime.
Mandarine: Fina Sodea.
Tangerine: Sunburst.

2018 Citrus Pre-Order Now Open!

Our 2018 Citrus Pre-Order Is Now Open!

Tropic of Canada is pleased to present our 2018 Citrus Pre-Order Availability List from Harris Partnership Citrus Nursery in Florida USA. All plants are USDA/CFIA certified. All DWARF varieties offered are grafted onto dwarfing rootstock, which makes them much better suited for in-home growing (less space required!).

Prices are uniform for each variety, and plants are offered in 3 pot sizes:

2GAL – $50
3GAL – $80
5GAL – $110

Please see the availability list for plant descriptions, and size availability. Availability is subject to change as plants are sold, so order early to avoid disappointment! Full order details can been seen on the website here.

Is it really October, Friday 13th???

Yes, all taken today- even the Pomegranate Salavatski!