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Calamondin Citrus Day

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 11, 2013

• March 21

      The Edisons and Fords really loved their citrus, just like we do today. Calamondin was one of their favorites.

      At the turn of the last century, citrus in pots outdoors and indoors was “the rage.” Both Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford had areas at their northern estates called orangeries, where they cultivated the plants in pots. They had a wide variety of citrus outdoors year-round at their estates in Fort Myers, Florida. Today there are dozens of varieties in their gardens including the popular calamondin.

calamondin      To celebrate this favorite fruit, join the horticulturalists and the chefs who will present food tastings and plant tips on March 21. There will be jams and pastries for sale by the extraordinary new Calamondin Café.

      Edison Ford Historic Garden Manager, Steve Hottovy, Horticulturalist Debbie Hughes, and a University of Florida Citrus Expert will give tips on growing and caring for citrus in the ground and as container trees (like in Mrs. Edison’s orangery). Citrus of varying sizes will be for sale. For more information call 239-334-7419.


2 Responses

  1. Shirley Armstrong Says:

    What time is this event?

    Posted on March 20th, 2013 at 10:58 am

  2. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Hi Shirley, The calamondin day activities will be taking place between 11am and 1pm. Of course our garden shoppe will be open all day and horticulturists are available all day for questions.

    Posted on March 21st, 2013 at 7:14 am