Hey Lykkers, you've gotta love the Calamondin Tree! Its fruit is like a mix of a mandarin and a kumquat, creating this awesome "mini-orange" that's super tasty. And the best part? You can grow it in a container or as a hedge.

And there's more! The Calamondin Tree not only smells amazing but also produces lots of blossoms and fruit all year round.

The fruit itself is like a little sunshine - about the size of a lime or tangerine, with super thin skin that makes it extra tender. And taste-wise, it's just right - a bit tangy, perfect for making marmalades, juices, and adding flavor to your cooking or baking.

Pollination Info

Calamondin Trees are self-fertile, so you will get fruit with just one plant. However, adding an additional Calamondin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Location: Choose a spot where your tree will get plenty of sunlight, around 6 to 8 hours per day. Ensure the area has well-drained soil.

2. Container Planting:

Pot Selection: Choose a pot slightly larger than the shipped container, with plenty of holes in the bottom for drainage.

Soil: Use well-draining potting soil, preferably one recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.

3. Planting Steps:

- Fill your pot halfway with soil.

- Remove the tree from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.

- Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil, leaving about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.

- Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until water flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.

4. Placement: Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it will get plenty of sunlight.

5. Fertilizing: Feed your Calamondin during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter, fertilize once every 2 to 3 months.

CALAMONDIN Information and Growing Tips! (Citrus × microcarpa)

Video by Terra Mater Gardens


FAQs about Calamondin Oranges

Are Calamondin Oranges edible?

Yes, Calamondin Oranges are edible and have a sour, tangy taste.

Is Calamondin a kumquat?

A Calamondin is a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin, so in a way, a Calamondin is a type of kumquat.

How fast does a Calamondin Orange Tree grow?

Calamondins are moderate growers. In ideal conditions, they grow around a couple of feet per year.

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