Calamansi tree growing tree of the genus Citrofortunella also known as Kalamansi, Calamondin or Calamandarin, Calamansi tree grow as perennial evergreen used more as ornamental plant. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and also as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Flower color white and small, flowers grow in clusters.
Calamansi tree fruit
Fruit size ~3-6 cm and color is orange, the inner fruit divided by segments the segment cover with layer. The taste is sour with little hint of sweet.
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Requirements for growing Calamansi tree:
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When tree is young, very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
When is the best time to plant:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
When is the best time to prune?
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross growing branch, too much density
Size of the plant?
2-4 m, 80-160 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Pollination is done by:
When does Calamansi tree yield:
Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in Kalamansi fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Calamansi fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house