Hernandina Clementine (Citrus clementina) is one of the classics clementine we have in our collection.
It seems to originate from the little city of Picasent, Spain.
-Tree features: Plant is very compact and spherical in shape.
-Leaves: Leaves are lanceolate, dark-green in colour. Internodes can be short, that’s why of its compactness.
-Shape: Fruit is a medium clementine in size. It’s usually round shaped to slightly flattened at the pole
-Flavour: It’s very sweet. Hernandina Clementine is one of the best clementines, also for its high juice content, and because it’s usually seedless.
-Colour: Orange to deep orange outside.
Pulp is usually light orange in colour.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It usually matures from January to March according to climate conditions.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: As a clementine, you can eat it peeled, it’s so sweet!
You can also squeeze it to make delicious juices.
-Ornamental: It’s a nice looking ornamental variety, for its shape and its colour.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -8°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.