- Its scientific name is Citrus mitis
- It’s a cross between a Kumquat and a Mandarin Orange
- Ripe fruit smells like the most amazingly sweet orange you’ve ever encountered, however the flesh of the fruit is incredibly tart and acidic – like biting in to a lemon which has been dipped in citric acid!
- Fruit can be used in place of lime, used in marmalades, chutneys, and the whole fruit can be frozen and used in place of ice cubes
- As with all fruit trees, Calamondins require as much bright, direct light as they can get!
- Try to keep the soil evenly moist at all times, but not sopping wet, and allow any excess water to drain away
- Happy outside once the final frosts in spring have come and gone, as well as all through summer, these should stay inside soon as the temperature cools down
NOTE: While all of our current stock have fruit in various stages of ripeness, all of them do not currently have ripe fruit.