• March 21
The Edisons and Fords really loved their citrus, just like we do today. Calamondin was one of their favorites.
At the turn of the last century, citrus in pots outdoors and indoors was “the rage.” Both Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford had areas at their northern estates called orangeries, where they cultivated the plants in pots. They had a wide variety of citrus outdoors year-round at their estates in Fort Myers, Florida. Today there are dozens of varieties in their gardens including the popular calamondin.
To celebrate this favorite fruit, join the horticulturalists and the chefs who will present food tastings and plant tips on March 21. There will be jams and pastries for sale by the extraordinary new Calamondin Café.
Edison Ford Historic Garden Manager, Steve Hottovy, Horticulturalist Debbie Hughes and a University of Florida Citrus Expert, will give tips on growing and caring for citrus in the ground and as container trees (like in Mrs. Edison’s orangery.