CITROFORTUNELLA MITIS VARIEGATA
Common name: Variegated Calamondin Orange, Panama Orange, Citrus madurensis, Citrus mitis, Musk Lime
Plant Classification: Half hardy tree
Minimum Height: 1.0 meter
Maximum Height: 6.0 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 5
The famous and choice ‘Calamondin’ orange has beautiful cream and green variegated foliage, with normal yellow fruits, making it a very desirable ornamental fruiting plant which is very easy to grow. Extremely fragrant white or purplish flowers appear spring to summer and a heavy set of fruit follows, which ripens well on the plant adding to its decorative show. Furthermore, the masses of small, juicy, slightly tart oranges with a spongy or leathery rind, have a juicy pulp that is divided into sections and is often used in marmalades, for preserves or cooking. The plant is a cross between a kumquat and an orange and is characterized by wing-like appendages on the leaf stalks. Seeds come true to type.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer. Pot on and grow in a warm garden, or a bright place indoors, when fruiting should be prolific within 2 years or so.
$4.86 / packet