Poncirus trifoliata growing tree or shrub of the genus Poncirus also known as Trifoliate orange, Poncirus trifoliata grow as perennial deciduous used more as ornamental thorny plant, it can grow in tropical, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.
Flower color white, flowers grow in clusters.
Poncirus trifoliata fruit
Fruit size ~3-5 cm and color is yellow, the inner fruit divided by segments the segment cover with layer, the taste is sour remind lemon tree to bitter orange tree.
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Requirements for growing Poncirus trifoliata care:
Slightly acid soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
Spring / Summer
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much density
Size of the plant?
3-8 m, 10-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
General information about the flower
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
The first years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Trifoliate 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?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house