Murcott (Citrus x nobilis)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠
The Honey Murcott is the Elvis of citrus trees: Both were golden-hearted sensations in the United States, indicative of a cultural shift, and colloquially referred to as “The King.” While the only signs of Elvis these days are professional impersonators, these Honey Murcott trees are the real deal. Suffice it to say, you won’t be able to help falling in love with the Honey Murcott. The trees grow vigorously, with a unique, upright growth that swings low as it produces fruit. Clusters of 2 to 3-inch Honey Murcott fruits grow in the early winter months, progressively dipping towards the ground as they ripen for a late winter harvest.
Planting, cultural care, pruning, and harvesting are similar for all citrus plants, with a few slight variations. Generally, they are best planted in filtered sun with well-drained soil that can hold moisture and nutrients. Citrus trees a particularly high demand for nitrogen. If you’re fantasizing about long afternoons of picking fresh fruit from your personal citrus grove, keep this in mind: The key to growing citrus is setting it up for success from the start.
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year
Mature size varies by citrus tree type. Overall, citrus varieties can be grown in containers and maintained at smaller sizes.
Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, high fertility and good moisture-holding capacity; High nitrogen demands. Regular watering throughout the first year and throughout flowering and fruiting season.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.
Outdoors 8-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Although their fruit provides a distinctly tropical twist to any drink or dish, Citrus trees trees are actually very cold hardy fruit trees, taking temperatures down to the low 20's!
Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1 year.
Sow Exotic offers many different unique varieties of Citrus trees. Shop the Citrus Collection!