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?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Clementines oranges:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases in Clementines oranges:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Clementines oranges:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing Clementines oranges is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Clementines oranges bloom?
Spring / winter
General information about the flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Pollination is done by:
Thinning the bloom:
If the fruit exploding needed to thinning and also 2 first years should thinning the flowers,
When does Clementines oranges yield:
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?
Ripening of Clementines oranges fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus × clementina