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Calamondin Orange

Available Spring 2020

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Description

Also called Philippine lime, calamansi

Blooms year round! A cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat, this productive tree yields small fruit, similar to traditional oranges but with a zestier flavor. Like the kumquat, the fruit’s peel is sweet/tart while the flesh is tangy – often eaten whole, or used in chutney, marmalade, and as a substitute for limes. Juice is favored in beverages and desserts. Tree has ornamental appeal and fragrant flowers. May bloom again while fruit still remains on the tree, allowing for different harvest intervals. Heat-tolerant. Fruit takes up to 12 months to ripen. Harvest in spring through mid-summer. Self-pollinating.

  • Mature size can be kept smaller by pruning.
  • If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 9 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I seen other people growing orange trees in my neighborhood, so wanted to give it a try in our warm climate
S P on Apr 6, 2019
small size and fruit.
rodolfo p on Mar 25, 2019
I seen other people growing orange trees in my neighborhood, so wanted to give it a try in our warm climate
S P on Apr 6, 2019
I love the juice made from this fruit. It is very refreshing, tart/sweet. I don't add sugar but you could.
Susan R on Mar 28, 2019
small size and fruit.
rodolfo p on Mar 25, 2019
Calamonsi are delicious little orange/limes! My husband is Filipino so it is a staple in many of his dishes. It has been so hard to find one around here so I can not wait to get this order.
felicia s on Mar 17, 2019
Child Adult bonding project.
Victoria A on Mar 11, 2019
i love these lemons. also called calamansi in the Philippines. lots of uses. for cooking, as marinade, great with soy sauces a dips for fish and barbecue. great for juice drinks hot or cold. plant is easy to maintain in a pot. i have had citrus fruits bought from stark bros and are in pots. kept mostly indoors!!
Marion T on Mar 8, 2018
My favorite citrus.
Manuel T on Apr 25, 2016
This is the best tasting lime-ade I ever had, it has it's own unique wonderful smell and taste. It's also used in Asian noodle dishes, spicy seafood, and chili sauce. Very versatile fruit.
Mun-Peng T. on Apr 13, 2016
The ability to grow indoors during Winter
George P on Mar 17, 2016
my wife love citrus
camilo l on Feb 22, 2016
I love the juice made from this fruit. It is very refreshing, tart/sweet. I don't add sugar but you could.
Susan R on Mar 28, 2019
Calamonsi are delicious little orange/limes! My husband is Filipino so it is a staple in many of his dishes. It has been so hard to find one around here so I can not wait to get this order.
felicia s on Mar 17, 2019
Are the lime, tangerine and calamondin trees grafted?
Deepak P on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're not grafted, but they are grown from rooted cuttings (not grown from seed).
is it from seed or grafted?
P B on Sep 15, 2017
Are calamondin orange trees budded?
Ricky G on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are budded/grafted onto a rootstock, yes.
Can the calamondin fruit be eaten skin and all like a kumquat can?
Michael V on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: well I guess you could but this fruit is more about the juice use in Iced tea, fish, and other dishes where you would use lemon or lime juice this is just not as tart. It's great on grilled chicken.
is this citrus tree is potted already?
Libby on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tree arrives in a 4" pot. If you purchase the Calamondin Orange Potted Kit, you will receive a larger 10" pot and matching saucer. ://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/citrus-trees/tangerine-potted-kit
Are these trees shipped as a plant or just seeds?
Chief on May 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a tree and is grafted, not grown from seed.
Are these grafted ?
Mary Y on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
How will this tree do in Phoenix ,az?
Seekmore$ on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In a word: beautifully. This is well-suited to your growing zone, provided it receives adequate water.

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Calamandin orange
We have had this amazing shrub for over a year and already have made the best British style 'marmalade' ever. That was a few months after we got it, (November) and today (May) it is loaded once again with small fruit. Furthermore, it requires little special attention, although is likes being outside in the Fall and Spring here in Virginia. We feel blessed to be able to have a citrus fruit here. This is a must for citrus lovers.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Calamondin orange
I bought 3 Calamondin plants .. All of the plants came in nice and healthy.. I gave two to my mother.. one of her plants bloomed after a few months.. her other plant has just now started to fruit.. my plant is 2 1/2 feet tall and Had its first bloom last week.. im excited.. I will definitely be buying plants from Stark Bros.. :)
May 2, 2017
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over 3 years ago
Bushy Little Plant
This plant is doing very well. It is just about a year in my care and just gave me its first ripe orange (through I didn't get a chance to try it because my cat knocked it off the plant and chased it across the floor). There has been no new growth since I got it, but the leaves are very dark green and it's very bushy. All in all a good little plant! It's in a one gallon pot in front of my living room window. It is fertilized once monthly.
February 10, 2017
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over 3 years ago
Calamondine orange
My calamondine orange is very healthy with many new leavesand branches, but no flowers or fruit yet after several months.
May 1, 2019
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1 year ago
Calamondin Oranges are surviving
These oranges are bug prone although not obvious. Once treated they now seem to be growing better.
May 4, 2019
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1 year ago
It is struggling. Wintered inside. Now adjusting to outdoors but looking peaked.
May 9, 2017
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over 3 years ago
Calamondin tree
It came small but very healthy. Now it has grown 6 inches and flowering already. I am very pleased with my plant.
May 9, 2019
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1 year ago
Doing well
Doing well Thrives in pot by pool went form about 4”
To now 12” tall and thick and bushy.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great Plants
Arrived in good condition and are producing fruit for my beer
May 6, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Quality product
Grew well and provided fruit, but did not survive the transition indoors for winter. followed instructions, even talked with customer service first.
Would only recommend for warmer zones than northern Virginia.
May 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago