Central America

“Of all the plants spread by Nature upon the surface of the globe, there are none more beautiful than those we know under the names of citron, lemon, and orange trees, which botanists have included under the technical and generic name of Citrus. These charming trees are both useful and ornamental. No others equal them in beauty of leaf, delightful odor of flowers, or splendor and taste of fruit. No other plant supplies delicious confections, agreeable seasonings, perfumes, essences,syrups, and the valuable acid so useful to colorers.”

Georges Gallesio: Traité du citrus, 1811 Translated from French in 1876 expressly for “THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST"

Citrus Around
the World



adventures in
search of the
origins of

"An orange a day keeps the scurvy away"