Arizona Citrus Abounds

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



It’s finally December, and you know what that means: Arizona citrus is in season! Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and tangerines will all be ready for picking very soon. My favorite way to use citrus in December is by making fresh orange juice on Christmas morning. We go out in our backyard to pick the oranges, making the newly-squeezed orange juice super fresh. Another tradition we do is put a Christmas orange in each stocking. You can also use fresh orange slices in your potpourri with cranberries, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.

We like to squeeze fresh lemon slices on our German Pancakes on Christmas morning, or make fresh lemon curd and put them on crepes (find the recipe here). The uses are endless. Find more inspiration for using citrus this season by reading through Fill Your Plate’s collection of citrus articles from over the years below!


Citrus Articles:

The Squeeze on Citrus

A Visit to an Arizona Citrus Nursery

Citrus, Citrus and More Citrus

USDA Releases New Maps Identifying Major Crop Producing Areas: Citrus

A Day at The Farm: Pick Your Own Produce Around Arizona


Lemon Articles:

Arizona Lemons, Worthy of a “Pucker Up!”

Let’s Cook with Lemons

In Time for National Oranges and Lemons Day

USDA Releases New Maps Identifying Major Crop Producing Areas: Lemons


Share This:
This entry was posted in Ag Facts, Arizona, Arizona Food and Farm Events, Cooking, Diet Tips, Fill Your Plate, Food, Food Facts, Fruit, Grocery, Holidays, In Season, In the Kitchen, Just For Fun, Recipes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *