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Calamondin Orange

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Item #135698. Ships 6 - 12" tall in a 4" Pot.
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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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 6 - 10' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

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!

Related Assortments

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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My favorite citrus.
Manuel T on Apr 25, 2016
The ability to grow indoors during Winter
George P on Mar 17, 2016
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
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
my wife love citrus
camilo l on Feb 22, 2016
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
BEST ANSWER: This is a grafted tree.
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 calamondin orange trees budded?
Ricky G on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are budded/grafted onto a rootstock, yes.

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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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Cute but VERY Tart
I bought this calamondin to replace my kumquat that met with an untimely end. It bears lots of fruit and is quite cute. But the oranges are basically inedible because they are so sour! but it definitely looks nice and arrived very healthy!
May 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
It does over the winter
Did great over the summer, then died when I tried to overwinter it indoors. I think maybe it succumbed to root rot as I had it in a very large pot and had issues drying out.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
It is struggling. Wintered inside. Now adjusting to outdoors but looking peaked.
May 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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