Calamondin Tangerine Tree – Citrofortunella microcarpa
The Calamondin tangerine tree is a spectacular ornamental, bearing bright orange, tiny tangerines. In it’s native homeland of Southeast Asia it is often called calamansi. The pulp is quite acidic and juicy with a tender sweet rind. Often eaten whole this combination of skin and pulp gives it pleasant sweet tart sensation. Sweeten for a delicious drink or use as a lime substitute. The fruit are wonderful in marmalade or cut in half and floated in ice tea.. Trees are everbearing and make one of the most stunning container plants. Somewhat cold hardy, it can be grown outside in more northern climates. Self fertile. Cutting grown trees, not grafted. Zones 8A-10.