Calamondin. Citrus mitis a.k.a. Panama orange, Scarlet lime, Golden lime. Small citrus fruit resembling a miniature tangerine. Fruits are very juicy, with a sweet but acidic flavor. Common in tropical zones, but lesser known elsewhere.
Easy to grow. Bears 2" orange fruits which are sour - like lemon. Aside from being an attractive ornamental tree its fruits make excellent preserves and the juice is a great lemon substitute. Mature height is 6' and it may be pruned. A willing indoor grower with bright light. The tree is a heavy producer of fruit and its masses of small white blossoms are intensely fragrant and flowering much of the year.
Leaves are smaller than most citrus. The calamondin is hardy to temperatures in the mid 20's. It can be successfully grown outside throughout California, Florida, and the gulf coast. It makes an excellent house plant or patio plant in colder areas.
Propagation: Often by seed, (unlike many other citrus). Seeds are polyembryonic and may produce up to 3-5 seedlings each. Eaten raw, although the flavor is very acidic. Often used to flavor drinks, jellies, and a variety of foods. Native to China. Has now spread throughout much of the South Pacific and the Americas. Grow on the patio or indoors. Loves the sun.
We cannot ship citrus to; American Samoa, Arizona, California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virgin Islands as per USDA Regulations.
Arrived in great shape. It's doing great now!
May 10, 2018 by Karlysaurus
Oct 30, 2017 by Kyle Chippy
Beautiful tree came packages very carefully - can't wait to see the fruits we get from it!
Sep 18, 2017 by missbritt911
Multiple purchases made from this Trusted Seller.. EXACTLY as pictured / Super FAST Shipping & Very HEALTY Plants !
Feb 15, 2017 by Glenn Graham
Came in healthy with some flowers! Already seeing little fruit forming after maybe just a month! Thank you!
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Hirt's Gardens is proud of their long history of growing and selling healthy plants for over 100 years. We skillfully grow our plants in our own greenhouses in northeastern Ohio. Live plants are only returnable if damaged during shipment and must be reported within 3 days of receipt by emailing your order number and a photo of the damaged item(s). Hardgood products (such as seeds, bulbs and pottery) can be returned in it's original packaging within 15 days for a refund or replacement. Attach or copy/paste the photo to a conversation(message) through Etsy. Click on the "Contact Shop Owner" button on the HirtsGardens Etsy homepage to send a message.
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