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Now you can choose from hundreds of varieties in pot!
With the rise of the Medici family, citrus plants began to be cultivated in Florence in the 16th century. The rarest and strangest varieties became the pride of aristocratic collections, and from Florence the fashion for citrus plants spread through all the European courts. Throughout the 17th century the Medici’s citrus plants continued to attract interest, as shown in the paintings of the Medici painter Bartolomeo Bimbi, whose paintings portrayed the beauty of these fruits and the uses the Florentine nobility made of them. At that time, lemons, oranges, citron and bergamot were mainly ornamental, but they were also used for medicinal and nutritional purposes. The collection of Medici citruses has survived to the present day, despite the many events that took place through the centuries, and is preserved in Florence, in the garden of the Villa Medicea di Castello and the Boboli Gardens. This collection is of particular botanical and historical interest and consists of about a thousand potted plants, large and small, old and young, but in all cases extremely valuable, as they are all descendents of the Medici cultivars.
Our staff is at your disposal to assist you by carrying out your own maintenance operations at your home, such as:
Replanting, pruning, fertilizing and pesticide treatments.
For more information on the costs of our services, please feel free to contact us.
Often the winter storage of citrus fruit is a problem. With the service “Oscar Limonaia” you can entrust our plants, which will be hosted at our greenhouses throughout the winter season.
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