Richard Frost's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Citrus Fruits for Southern California.
Taveres Limequat - Citrus citrofortunella ssp. floridana 'Tavares''
Tavares - flowers and bears cucumber shaped fruit all year, great lime taste.
Eureka Lemon - Citrus limon 'Eureka'
Despite what the patent-holders of the meyer lemon will tell you, the Eureka flowers and bears delicious culinary quality lemons all year round. Has a stonger lemon flavor than meyer: perfect for 'lemon zest'.
Oroblanco Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi 'Oroblanco'
'Oroblanco' is white-fleshed, mild and sweet.
Rio Red Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi 'Rio Red'
'Rio Red' is dark red to light red from rind to center, has classic grapefruit flavor and more vigorous than the disease-prone 'Star Ruby'.
Gold Nugget Tangerine - Citrus reticulata blanco 'Gold Nugget'
The best-tasting mandarin. Matures in March inland, later near coast. Genetically seedless: will not produce seeds when cross-pollinated with other citrus.
Robertson Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Robertson Navel'
Grows large tasty fruit in clusters, performs well in coastal or inland environments.
Valencia Orange 'Midknight'
Seedless, great tasting fruit, performs well in Southern California, especially coastal Southern California.