Flying Dragon Trifoliate Orange (Citrus triptera fly dragon) is a particular cold tollerant variety of our collection.
It probably originates from Japan, where it’s been highly grown for hundreds of years.
-Tree features: It is one of the most particular Citrus in shape. Branches are slender crooked , armed with large, downward-curved spines.
-Leaves: Leaves are usually dark- green in colour, small and trifoliate, as the name suggest.
-Shape: Fruit is round in shape, and medium-small in size.
-Flavour: Skin tends to be sticky outside if zested. Juice is acid to bitter, and very seedy.
-Colour: It’s yellow to deep yellow outside, light yellow inside.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It’s a early variety: fruits ripen during Autumn (September-October about)
It usually starts to bloom during Spring. Flowers are white, very beautiful and fragrant.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: It’s not a good choice in the kitche, because of that stickykness, but marmalades are a interesting option for someone.
-Ornamental: Its amazingness is ornamental. Flying Dragon Trifoliate Orange is an impressive variety to see, beacuse of its fooliage and its cold tollerance.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -12°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.