Citrus medica

Citrus Citron - Modified or cropped - By Assianir [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

The fragrant fruits of the citron are highly variable in shape and texture. They can be oblong, oval, rough or smooth. The candied peel is used in the food industry and is a common ingredient in fruit cakes, plum pudding, sweet rolls and candies. If fully ripen on the tree the fruits are very aromatic and yellow, they can be placed in a bowl to scent a room. Sensitive to frost, the foliage and fruit can also be damaged by intense heat and drought.
Other Names: Citrus


Specifications of Citron

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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Chelmer Roots
3y ago

Biloela, Qld, Australia


It makes the best marmalade I have ever made but I haven't seen one for years.They used to grow in Central Queensland and the Atherton Tableland.Chell

★★★★ 12y ago

GORDON, NSW, Australia

Growing well,Harvested first fruit (only 2 have set) weighed in just shy of 1 kg! Regular fruiter gets some damage to the skin from unknown pest which is a shame because I want to make lemon preserved skins from it, have tried covering the fruit with b...

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