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Game Info[]

Luxury resource added in Civilization V: Gods & Kings.

Strategy[]

20xCitrus5.png Citrus is found in jungles or forested grasslands, which need to be cut down so that its improvement, the Plantation, can be built. Citrus is one of the few luxuries that provide a +1 Food Food and Gold Gold bonus, instead of the usual 2 Gold Gold; the Plantation adds another point of Gold Gold - and later, another point of Food Food - for a total bonus of +2 Food Food and Gold Gold. Since the base terrain under the jungle is usually grassland, the total Food Food bonus is 4, so the resource acts as great food booster for the nearby city (almost as great as a bonus resource).

The Sun God belief adds another point of Food Food on the tile.

Civilopedia entry[]

Citrus fruits - particularly Oranges, Limes, and Grapefruit - have been a common part of the human diet since ancient times. First cultivated in the regions surrounding Southeast Asia, the various flowering plants of the Citrus genus have since flourished in countries throughout the world. Scurvy, a Vitamin C deficiency rampant among sailors, began to become a serious problem in the 15th century. It continued to plague ships throughout the Age of Discovery, until the introduction of lime juice and sauerkraut treatments in the 18th century. Although most sailors believed it was the acid in citrus that prevented the disease, it was actually the Vitamin C, but the end result was a healthy crew in either case.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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