Growing Hardy Citrus in the Triangle

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Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 – 9:30 am11:00 am

You don't have to live on the Gulf Coast (or the West Coast) to grow delicious citrus. Frank Hyman and a number of others have been growing citrus trees in the Triangle both in-ground or in pots for years. How would you like to grow the most valuable lemon in your own back yard without protection (it's more valuable than Meyer lemon)? How would you like to harvest home grown Clementines, kumquats, and yes, even Meyer lemons and others in winter inside your own home? Not to mention the pleasure of fragrant flowers, fragrant leaves, and evergreens to decorate for the holidays. Class includes a slideshow, handout of resources, and plenty of Q&A time.

Citrus reticulata

About Frank Hyman

Frank Hyman lives in Durham and wrote the "Cutting Edge Crops" column for Hobby Farm magazine. His oldest potted dwarf citrus tree is three decades old and he picked Clementines in Spain while Jack-Kerouacing around Europe when he was twenty. He's growing two varieties of delicious lemons in his backyard that have survived 11 degree winters without protection. He owns an award-winning garden design/plant/build business and has a B.S. in horticulture and design from NC State University.

$30.00 per participant.
Registration has closed for this program.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
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