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.
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:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft reproduction in Orangequat?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
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:
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:
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:
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?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
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