How to grow Clementine tree

Clementine tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Clementina or Clementines oranges, Clementine tree is hybrid between orange and mandarin. Clementine tree grow as perennial evergreen, some cultivars with thorns, it can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8b+.

Flowers color white with yellow stamen,

Clementine tree fruit

Fruit size ~4-6 cm’ and color is orange, it can be sweet, sour or something in between. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer), some cultivars are seedless. Rind color orange sometimes green-orange, rind is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant

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Requirements for growing Clementine oranges care:

Warm climate more than -2C, loamy soil

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

Is it necessary to graft in Clementine tree?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing Clementines oranges:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
End of the winter, beginning of the spring

How to prune a Clementines oranges:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in Clementines oranges:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Clementines oranges:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

When does Clementines oranges bloom?
Spring / winter

General information about the flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Thinning the bloom:
If the fruit exploding needed to thinning and also 2 first years should thinning the flowers,

Edible Fruit

When does Clementines oranges yield:
Winter, Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria, fruit explode lace of water

What can be done with big quantities of Clementine tree fruits?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the fruit:
Add more water if the fruit exploding, pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take for a Clementines oranges to bear fruit?
2-3 years

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

Scientific name:

Citrus × clementina

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