Early clementine (Citrus clementina) is a delicious variety in our greenhouse.
We still don’t know its origin at the moment.
It probably comes from Northern Africa (Algeria) where it’s been discovered hundreds of years ago.
-Tree features: Plant is very compact-spherical in shape and growth.
-Leaves: Leaves are lanceolate, medium-small in size and bright green in colour.
-Shape: Fruit is a classic seedless clementine variety. It can be round or slightly flattened at the poles in shape.
-Flavour: This is one of the sweetest clementines. Pulp is fleshy and delicious in taste.
-Colour: Orange to deep orange outside, light orange inside.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: As the name suggest, this is a early ripening Citrus variety (it starts to produce from November to December).
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: Fruit can be squeezed to make delicious and sweet clementine juices, or zested to make cakes.
-Ornamental: Its shape makes it a good ornamental choice.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -6°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.