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Chinotto Sour Orange Tree

Citrus aurantiifolia var. myrtifolia 'Chinotto'

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A Unique Citrus Tree Perfect for Container Growing

With myrtle-like leaves and small oranges, this small tree is unlike any other. The Chinotto Sour Orange Tree, also knows as the Myrtle-Leaf is a one-of-a-kind citrus tree. The evergreen leaves will remind you of myrtles, but the bright, orange fruit will let you know it is definitely an orange tree.

Its small size makes it a perfect container plant. Growing your Chinotto tree is easy, and it doesn't matter where you live. Some people even train their trees as bonsais. The unique leaf shape and compact size make this tree a fantastic houseplant. Give it some outdoor sunshine in the summer, and you'll have a healthy Chinotto.

The sour oranges are great for cooking. Chinottos aren't known for their fresh flavor, but they are widely used in Italy for candy making and cooking. Too sour to eat off the tree, but packed with sweet, citrus flavor when they're cooked, the Chinotto can be an excellent addition to your meals. Show off your culinary skills by adding this unique citrus to your cooking repertoire.

The fresh smell of the blossoms and fruit is undeniable. Your yard and your home will light up with the cheerful fragrance of Chinottos. The spring brings an abundance of small, white flowers that will mesmerize you with their scent. During the fall and winter, the tree produces a plethora of oranges. Wherever you place your tree, the pleasing fragrance will be enjoyable for everyone around it.

Even colder states can experience this summery fruit. By planting your tree in a container, you have the option of bringing it inside when the temperature drops. Placing it near a sunny window will be enough to keep your tree thriving through the winter season. The sweet blossoms will fill your home with a fresh, warm fragrance that will be welcome during the cold months.

They're so easy to grow. The Chinotto tree doesn't require a lot of fuss. This tree is very trainable, so it's very enjoyable to prune. Of course, pruning isn't necessary, so you're free to just let your tree grow however it wants to. Growing to only 1-2 feet, there's hardly any upkeep to this great citrus tree.

The Chinotto Tree is gaining popularity. Widely popular in France and Italy, this tree has finally made its way over to the states. Everyone loves its compact size, delightful scent and fun uses in recipes. Order yours today and be one of the first to have this unique citrus tree.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:8 ft. pruned
    Mature Width:2-3 ft.
    Sunlight:Full-Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Harvest Time:Fall
    Year to Bear:Can Fruit the 1st year!
    Botanical Name:Citrus aurantiifolia var. myrtifolia 'Chinotto'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, AL, DC
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 20℉)

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    Based on 1 reviews

    Mary P.
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    Chinotto Orange tree

    The tree arrived well packaged and healthy and with a very tiny orange already growing on it. We are very pleased with our purchase.

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