How to grow Calamondin

Calamondin tree growing tree of the genus Citrofortunella also known as Calamondin orange or Citrus Calamondin, Calamondin tree grow as perennial evergreen used more as ornamental plant. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate also can grow indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flowers color white, the flowers grow in clusters.

Calamondin orange fruit

Fruit size ~1-4 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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How to grow growing Calamondin orange tree:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much density

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet

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

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White flowers

Thinning / Deadheading of Calamondin tree Blossom:
The first years should thinning the flowers,

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruits

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When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter

Pests or diseases in Calamondins fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Calamondin orange fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the fruit:
pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit:
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house

Scientific name:

Citrus mitis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone