Ruby Clementine (Citrus clementina) is one of the most particular citrus variety of our collection.
We still don’t know exactly its origin.
It probably comes from Southern Italy, as a mutation from a classic clementine.
-Tree features: Plant is so vigorous, with long branches growing strong and dense. Shape is compact-spherical.
-Leaves: Leaves are lanceolate in shape, extremely dark-green in colour, with short internodes.
-Shape: Fruit is just like a classic clementine in size and shape!
-Flavour: Pulp is so fleshy, and bloody tasting. You can smell and see how it is rich in antioxidants.
-Colour: Colour is amazing: Fruit can become red to purple, and sometimes black in colour inside.
Skin can produce red-purplish pigments according to the climate.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It starts to produce fruits from December to Spring, according to the flowering.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time: flowers are white and so intense in aroma.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: Ruby Clementine can be highly used in the kitchen.
For its amazing colour, it can be squeezed to make delicious juices.
Pulp can be ate with erbs to make a fine particular salads, or to produce marmalades, cakes and ice creams.
Skin can be candied too.
-Ornamental: Plant is a great ornamental choice for its vigour and its amazing fruit.
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.