Orangequat growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Nippon Orangequat, Orangequat grow as shrub or tree perennial evergreen with thorns also used as ornamental plant. It can grow in subtropical or mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-12.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color white petals and yellow stamen with five petals.

Orangequat fruits

Fruit color orange in bell to drop shape, taste sour with little bit bitter, fruit size ~2 -4 cm and. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer), peel color orange and also edible eaten raw, also used as flavor and fragrant

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Requirements for Orangequat growing and care:

Well drained

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

Is it necessary to graft reproduction in Orangequat?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
When there is no fruits on the branch

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

Size of the plant?
1-4 m, (3-12 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White petals with yellow stamen

Thinning the bloom:
The first year should thinning the flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Orangequat fruits?
Eat, juice, peel used as: fragrant, fruit leather, sugary peel

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

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-3 years

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

Scientific name:

Citrus ‘Satsuma’ × Fortunella

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