The origin of the citrus fruitsisSoutheast Asia, contemporary sense of production began in the US in the 19th century and spread rapidly.Citrus cultivation is carried out in the world between 40 degrees north latitude and 40 degrees south latitude. Citrus fruits are the most grown and consumed fruit group in the world. Citrus fruits are such as orange, lemon, mandarin and grapefruit.The fruits of these plants are used as food, as are essential oils that are used to impart fragrance to perfumes from their shells, leaves or flowers.
Between 2000 and 2012, planting areas increased by 18% and production increased by 24%. Source: http://www.zmo.org.tr