Citrus is the star of winter. When not a lot else is in season it is sweet, colourful and cheap.
Many people who grow citrus are faced with the problem of how to eat it all.
If you have a citrus tree, it is best to leave the fruit on the tree and pick as needed. Citrus can stay good for months on the tree. The longer they stay on the tree, the sweeter they get.
If you have bought or been given citrus, keep them in the fridge until you want to eat them - they will last for a couple of weeks at least.
Should you have more fruit than you can handle, contact Community Fruit Harvesting. They collect excess fruit and turn it into preserves and cordials which are donated to foodbanks.
Making marmalade is a great way to preserve citrus for the coming year. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use any sort of citrus – limes, grapefruit, oranges, tangelos etc - or mix them up for a wonderfully tangy spread. Keep the skin on the fruit so that nothing goes to waste!
Recipe by Community Fruit Harvesting
For more ideas for what to do with citrus visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz