Ugli fruit tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Ugli tree or ugly fruit tree, Ugli fruit grow as perennial evergreen with thorns, grown for the edible fruits, grow in tropical, mediterranean or tropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen.
Ugli fruit flower
Fruit size ~13-24 cm’ the color yellow orange with brown gray bruises, the taste between sour and a bit sweet. 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 is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant.
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Requirements for Ugli fruit tree growing and care:
Warm climate, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Air layer
Is it necessary to graft?
Yes, necessary, that can choose rootstock that fit for the soil and can ensure the fruits
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
Spring to autumn and in warmer climate possible all year, but better in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer, hardiness zone 10b-11a spring or autumn, the plant can be planted also in summer and winter but summer there are days that too much hot and it’s hard for the plant to establish and the winter the opposite cold days that hard to the plant establish, hardiness zone 11b+ planted all year
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
End of the winter, beginning of the spring, after the fruits before the bloom (sometimes bloom and bear fruit together
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown, better thin the inner parts
Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet, if there are fruit flies that attack fruits better to keep the plant small in order to put net on the tree
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible to grow in half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / winter
General information about the flower
White flowers with yellow stamen
Thinning the bloom:
First years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest Ugli fruit season:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Ugli fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut branches 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
Citrus reticulata × Citrus paradise