Calamondin (Citrus × Citrofortunella microcarpa)Regular price $49.95
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The Calamondin (Citrus × Citrofortunella microcarpa) inspires hope for resourceful citrus fanatics—This is the most commonly potted citrus variety. While it would be impressive fun to introduce guests to the 20-foot-tall citrus tree as they enter your home, maintaining a Calamondin tree is more easily attainable. These citrus trees are just right for the emboldened apartment dweller. This mandarin-kumquat hybrid plant is a surefire conversation starter, with fragrant leaves and slow-growing fruits that can take up a year to ripen.
Boasting a possible cold hardiness to 20 degrees Farenheit, calamondin orange plants make wonderful patio plants. Calamondin orange trees are at their best in full sun, high humidity, and well-drained soil. Potted plants can be brought indoors for protection from the cold.
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!