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One of the Cold Hardiest Citrus Trees
Why Calamondin Trees?
There’s nothing like the Calamondin Tree: With fruit that’s a cross between a mandarin and a kumquat, this "mini-orange,” as it’s dubbed, is wonderfully delicious.
Even better? It can be grown in a container or as a hedge. In colder climates, grow the Calamondin Tree in a container and move it indoors during winter months, or cover your outdoor bushes for chilly weather.
Plus, the Calamondin delights with a heavenly scent and several flushes (harvests) of blossoms and fruit throughout the year. The yellow-orange fruit of the Calamondin Tree is about the size of a lime or a tangerine and has a thinner skin than most oranges, making it delectably delicate. It has a lightly tart taste that's perfect for marmalades, juicing, cooking and baking.
Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better
Best of all, year-round blooms give way to fruiting between June and November – and bounties after only one to two years. And younger bushes hold even more fruit.
But because we’ve planted, grown and nurtured your Calamondin from day one, you also get a guarantee: Easy, effortless performance and harvests that are second to none. We’ve done the hard work at our nursery so you get great results from your Calamondin.
With healthful, home-grown flavor and heightened looks, the Calamondin Tree is second to none. Order yours today!
Calamondin Tree Pollination
Calamondin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Calamondin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, around 6 to 8 hours. And ensure the area has well-drained soil.
To plant in a container, choose a pot slightly larger than the shipped container, with plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil, preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.
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 but leave 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. Finally, place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight.
2. Watering: After watering once or twice weekly, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
For best results, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels drier at that depth. When you do water your tree, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Calamondin during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer, such as the one included with our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter, fertilize once every 2 to 3 months. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.
4. Pruning: Pruning can be done at any time of the year. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree, and remove suckers as they form/grow from the base.
5. Pollination: Our tree is self-fertile but you can pollinate your indoor trees by hand using a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush. Take your brush and stick it into the center of the bloom, swirling around to collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, and repeat the process once daily. Don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form in its place.
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Are Calamondin Oranges edible?
Is Calamondin a kumquat?
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||8 ft. pruned|
|Mature Width:||5 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st Year!|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus mitis|
|Does Not Ship To:||AL,AZ,CA,FL,GA,LA,OR,TX|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Just a little bit of information — not the best for out of hand eating, but good for some cooking. Mine got way too big, sent it to Florida with friend.
I had this as a gift and it was healthy and raring to go. It needs excellent light source and should be moved outside in warm or into a greenhouse if you want it to thrive. That said, there are a lot better varieties of fresh out of hand eating oranges. This is a very high acid orange and quite tart especially if not allowed to over-ripen and lose its tartness. There are others I like better for cooking, and juicing too. This is really more for specific type of recipes. It’s hard to duplicate this flavor for Asian type cooking definitely with pork and chicken too but alao veggies. This may be called a mini orange but it’s really closer in flavor to being between a lemon and a lime. The below agricultural university link will give you some decent information how to grow, where, etc along with some ways to use, to prepare, etc. I guess it’s called a mini because it’s a tiny little piece of orange citrus fruit. In fact, it is smaller than a regular lime, about 1” in diameter. And at the largest smaller than a small tangerine. Very tart, takes a year to ripen. I might suggest, to not over pot in the beginning. If you have a huge pot, it will stay overly wet and rot. It needs room for good root development but only about 2 years growth, and then up-pot. These get quite large. Like 8’ tall and wide. Also build heavy duty rolling dolly or buy a HD moving dolly to move it around. A little different in terms of ripening than other oranges. All oranges etc are like that if looking for sweetness in particular. This one loses its pungent flavor or that acid pop the riper it gets which isn’t what you desire. We use to get a large number at Christmas from a relative. One year there was an problem — they said to enjoy what was left and good but they would send us an entirely new box and could do so right away. I said oh no.. we only have about 12 that are bad or partially bad. We normally got them right before Christmas Eve. . They were good — didn’t realize the difference in good and superb until this particular year. They said no, juice or eat the ones we had and to taste them before blending them together if juicing and freezing but they would send an entirely new box and they did. I was impressed. However, that said, they suggested getting them a few weeks out because they would be sweeter and better flavored. And the unusually harsh weather should be past, as it was assumed they froze in shipment but they had also had freezing temps and might have gotten started with them, and then got caught in shipment as there was a delay. A cascade of problems. I liked that they admitted the issues and took care of it right away. That was back in the 70s through 80s. A different time of customer service and shipping. Not sure I’d trust the same today. ANYWAY… See the below university website on these. Some nurseries have great growing information, other not so much. So I try to find agricultural college in the same state or close by who actually has the environment to grow say oranges, citrus, etc. so I get the optimal growing data. And then look for the same of well educated for my situation. https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/patiocitrus/Calamondin.html#:~:text=The%20edible%20fruit%20is%20small,and%20resembles%20a%20small%20tangerine. For most cooking, if I can’t get fresh oranges which are acceptable or can get enough without breaking the bank — , I like to use commercial juice Simply Orange for most cooking and drinking too. Their lemonade is good too for a quick lemon pound & glaze and get a fresh lemon to further perk or to get the zest. And depending on the recipe, may add in a lemon, a lime to tart it up like when I make a citrus pound cake or a glaze which I really want tart. Same with savory recipes. It’s hard to beat a fresh, truly ripened fruit off the tree. I have taken back many a bag ir oranges, lemons, peaches etc that they had put in the commercial friga, and ruined them. Fruit is too expensive these days to end up with mealy peaches, or rotting citrus. I don’t mind waiting for green pears to ripen to luscious yellow, or green bananas to turn yellow with a good number of spots so I can make my banana/pineapple cake. Actually once a few get to spot stage, I toss in a freezer bag and into the freezer. They turn black but the inside is still yellow and for making a cake or ice crème, you can’t beat the flavor. My favorite ice cream shop makes theirs like this. In fact, most old recipe books call for freezing. My grandparents just put in heavy plastic bags outside over night to freeze before making ice cream in winter Friday night to make on Saturday for Sunday dinner. It’s better once it cures anyway and sits for 24 hours. In terms of fresh flavor, using fresh picked vegetable or any fruit is always, if well grown, the best taste for all uses. Before it’s starting to go over to starch and losing its sweetness. Best of luck.
Calamondin Tree, so far so good
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13 Calamodin Oranges
Arrived in good condition with 13 tiny oranges on it. Will be edible in a few months. Happy about the tree. Like
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