Citrus harvest time at Neighborhood Nursery is one of our favorite times of year. This fruit availability list is organized by month on an annual calendar.

Deliciously sweet, aromatic and easy to grow, our oranges, mandarins, grapefruit and lemons provide nearly year round fruit. Sliced oranges in the winter and spring, juice early summer, lemonade in July, and all from your own backyard citrus trees. Cooking with citron is all year round and how about your own limes for drinks when entertaining on a summer evening.

We can show you how to espalier your fruit trees to maximize space along your driveway or against a fence in your patio. Citrus is one of the easiest to grow and versatile trees available in the subtropical zones of the US.

Citrus fruit harvest time varies by region.  In California fruiting times can vary as much as a month from the southern areas to the coastal zones and up into the central valleys.

Citrus areas in Arizona, Texas and Florida have wider time spreads.

This citrus fruiting chart will help you select the best citrus tree varieties by the time of year the fruit is ready to pick.  Select varieties by the harvest schedule to extend your enjoyment of having citrus on the table throughout the year.

 

California Citrus Fruit Harvest Time Chart
Ripening Season
Variety Months of the Year Fruit Ripens
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Calamondin x x x x x x x x x x x x
Calamondin Variegated x x x x x x x x x x x x
Citron Fingered “Buddha’s Hand” x x x
Citrus Hystrix (Kaffir Lime) x x x x x x x x x x x x
Grapefruit Cocktail Hybrid x x x
Grapefruit Marsh x x x x x x x
Grapefruit Oro Blanco x x x x
Grapefruit Rio Red x x x x x
Grapefruit Star Ruby x x x x x
Kumquat Meiwa x x x x x x x
Kumquat Nagami x x x x x x x
Kumquat Nordmann x x x x x x x
Lemon Eureka x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lemon Meyer (Improved) x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lemon Pink Lemonade x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lemon Pomona Sweet x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lime Bearss (Seedless) (Tahiti) x x x x
Lime Kaffir x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lime Mexican (Key) x x x
Lime Mexican (Thornless)(Key) x x x
Lime Sweet (Palestine) x x x x x x x x x x x x
Mandarin Algerian/ Clementine x x x x
Mandarin Dancy x x x
Mandarin Gold Nugget x x x x
Mandarin Honey x x
Mandarin Kishu Mini x x x
Mandarin Page x x x
Mandarin Pixie Tangerine x x x x
Mandarin Satsuma (Owari) x x x
Mandarin Tango x x x
Mandarin Yosemite Gold x x
Orange Cara Cara Navel (pink) x x x
Orange Fukumoto Navel x x x
Orange Lane Late Navel x x x x x x x x
Orange Moro Blood x x x x
Orange Sanquinelli Blood x x x x
Orange Tarocco Blood x x x x
Orange Valencia x x x x x x
Orange Valencia Midknight x x x x x x
Orange Valencia Red x x x x x x
Orange Washington Navel x x x
Pummelo Chandler x x x x
Pummelo Valentine x x x
Specialty Salad Citrus 4-5 in 1 x x x x
Tangelo Minneola x x x
Yuzu x x
Avocado Bacon x x x x
Avocado Fuerte x x
Avocado Hass x x x x
Avocado Pinkerton x x x

This chart displays citrus fruit harvest times. It is a monthly chart to help select the best citrus trees by the months to harvest citrus or pick citrus fruit when compared to all citrus varieties available.