World of Citrus
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Books About The Citrus Industry



This section will update and change periodically. We have attempted to list books by main topic.


Everything Citrus(Books about the citrus industry as a whole)


Citrus Growing in Florida by Frederick S. Davies and Larry K. Jackson.


This book from 2009 covers citrus production for growers in Florida. It has won rave reviews.

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Handbook of Citrus By-Products And Processing Technology by Robert J. Braddock.


A textbook covering the food processing industry, with a special emphasis upon citrus. Many food lab chemistry students use this text. It describes in comprehensive detail how oranges and citrus must be handled in the post-harvest setting.

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Citrus Fruit Biology, Technology, and Evaluation by Milind Ladaniya.


This widely used textbook offers a comprehensive reference source for anyone interested in learning about citrus plant biology and citrus technology.

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Fruit Trees: An Introduction to Growing Backyard Fruit Trees (fruit trees, oranges, peaches, orchard, planting, homesteading, pears) by Jamie Halladay. 


This low cost Kindle Book provides an excellent introduction to raising fruit trees, including oranges.




The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal by Ellen Jackson.


An award-winning pastry chef, Ellen Jackson, has compiled recipes designed to appeal to anyone who loves the taste of lemons.

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Lemon Aid! by Carey LeRoy.


Have you considered using lemons for cleaning? If so, then you'll appreciate this book which contains formulas for using lemon products to clean glass, carpets, fine wood furniture and more.








The Pummelo (Cultivation of neglected tropical fruits with promise) by Franklin W. Martin.


This work from 1977 discusses the cultivation of the Pummelo.


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Citrus Rind Borer, Prays endolemma Diakonof, a menace of Pummelo by Leslie Ubaub.


This recently published book discusses the threat posed to the commercial production of the pummelo in the Philippines as a result of a pest called the Citrus Rind Borer (CRB).


Plant Diseases


Today with so many plant diseases threatening citrus groves, many growers keep business libraries on hand to assist people in identifying and responding to problems in citrus trees more quickly. Many other professions share an interest in this subject, too. These books may prove helpful:


Integrated Pest Management for Citrus, 3rd Edition by Steve Dreistadt.


This highly rated book contains photos and illustrations which assist people in recognizing citrus disease symptoms. Now available in paperback, it enjoys popularity.

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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity: Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally.  The 2014 edition edited by Gordon Gordh and Simon McKirdy.


This university textbook include interviews with over 80 specialists in a variety of fields touching upon biosecurity. It provides some case studies that offer practical illustrations. The book is directed towards an advanced reading level. It may prove useful for government regulators interested in finding ways to prevent the spread of citrus diseases in international commerce. 


Home Gardens


Citrus: Complete Guide to Selecting & Growing More Than 100 Varieties for California, Arizona, Texas, the Gulf Coast and Florida (Illustrated) by Lance Walheim. This book includes illustrations by Don Fox.


This paperback book covers a large number of citrus plans, even kumquats. It offers advice about plant care. The author provides some recipes also, and supplies a brief history of the field.

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Fruit Trees in Small Spaces: Abundant Harvests from Your Own Backyard by Colby Eierman.


This book covers a variety of home orchards, including apple trees. The information about caring for fruit trees will likely interest people who care for citrus plants in their home gardens.




Today, many people enjoy fresh citrus or vegetable beverages that they have juiced at home.  Some experts recommend adding citrus fruits to fruit juices that do not include green vegetables (which also make excellent juices and can be sweetened with apples).  If you're interested in finding some great recipe ideas, then check out these books:


The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker.


Pat Crocker won an award for this book in 2000.  It offers over 300 tasty juice recipes, and has become an important reference source in many kitchens.


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Juicing with the Omega Juicer: Nourish and Detox Your Body for Vitality and Energy by Annie Deeter.


This book specifically addresses using an Omega juicing machine. However, the juice recipes could apply universally.


Books About Citrus-Related Health Products



New Choices in Natural Healing, Over 1800 of the Best Self-Help Remedies from the World of Alternative Medicine by Bill Gottleib, Editor-in-Chief,(Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press, Inc, 1995).


Among a wide array of popular home remedies, this massive book edited by an Editor-in-Chief of Prevention Magazine Health Books includes references to lemons, orange juice, grapefruit and lime juice.  It's been a bestseller for years!



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