Clementine (Citrus reticulata 'Clementine')
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠
The Clementine, popularly nicknamed the “Christmas Orange” or Mandarin, is a subtropical evergreen fruit tree native to Southeast Asia. A broadleaf member of the Rutaceae family along with other Citrus, the cold-hardy Clementine is a thorny branched, glossy canopied tree or shrub with the ability to be grown in a container.
Clementine’s fragrant white flowers perfume the air with honey-sweet scents of citrus hinting at their delicacy to come. With a juicy sweet-tart balance, the Clementine’s flesh is a virtually seed-free snack inside an easy-to-peel flesh. Many favor the vitamin-C rich fruits for their lunch-packs or trail-snacks, but back in the day when citrus was less available, folks would gift the “Christmas Oranges” for the holidays. So here’s to having a gift that keeps giving, this tree is a food forest favorite you’re bound to enjoy!