Temperature Range of Citrus

August 7, 2018

The ideal temperature range for most citrus is between 70°F and 90°F (21–32°C). A temperature drop during the winter months typically triggers blooming.

Satsuma orange with ‘Meyer’ lemons.

Satsuma orange with ‘Meyer’ lemons.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Warm temperatures in summer help fruit develop a sweet flavor. Most citrus can be damaged at temperatures below 27°F (–3°C).

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