Calamansi (Citrus microcarpa) is a particular cold tollerant Citrus variety.
Also called “Calamondin” in Europe, but also “Philippine Lime” in Asia, it probably comes from Philippines.
It’s been highly grown and used in Orient.
-Tree features: Plant is very compact in shape, spherical in growth.
-Leaves: Leaves are somewhat round in shape, small in size and extremely dark-green in colour.
-Shape: Fruit is a small “round clementine”.
-Flavour: Skin is very sweet, pulp is quite acid-bitter but refreshing in taste.
-Colour: Fruit is light orange to deep orange, but can be also used when still green.
Pulp is light orange and seedy.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: This is a 4 season variety in fruiting. Fruits can be produced 2 or 3 times per year.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring, then it continues during summer and autumn also.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: Calamansi can be highly used in the kitchen.
It’s combined with honey in the Philippines, but it can also be used to make delicious marmalades, liquors and desserts.
-Ornamental: For its shape, its 4 season tendency and its cold tollerance it’s one of the best ornamental Citrus we have.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -10°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.