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Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery

Lime - Calamansi

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Calamansi, also known as golden lime, is a small, round citrus fruit that is native to the Philippines. It has a unique, tangy flavor that is sour and slightly sweet, and is often used in cooking. It can be used in cooking similar to a lime while the fruit is still green, or eaten whole (with the skin on) fresh when it turns orange.. The fruit is also high in vitamins C and A, making it a great source of nutrients. 

Rootstock options:

Trifoliata (Standard) - Tree will grow to around 2.5 meters high, and 2 meters wide. Best option if you have plenty of space, and want a full sized tree.

Flying Dragon (Dwarf) - Tree will grow to around 1.2 meters high, and 1 meter wide. Best option for growing in a container/pot, small garden, or for those who like a uniform, manicured citrus tree look.

The fruit produced on both rootstocks is exactly the same, as the grafted scion is from the same mother plant. These different rootstocks mainly control the tree size, but also both have fantastic pest, disease and cold resistance, and are the best for helping you grow citrus trees in New Zealand's climate.

Citrus Care Tips

Watering: Citrus plants should be watered deeply once or twice a week, depending on the soil and weather conditions. Water the plant until the soil is evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause the leaves to yellow and drop.

Fertilising: Feed citrus plants with a balanced fertiliser (such as a 10-10-10 formula) every month during the growing season (spring and summer). Alternatively, you can use a slow-release fertiliser or a liquid fertiliser. Citrus plants also benefit from the addition of compost or well-rotted manure to the soil.

Pruning: Prune citrus plants to remove dead or damaged branches, and to shape the plant as desired. Pruning also helps to encourage new growth and keep the plant healthy. Use clean, sharp pruning tools to make precise cuts.

Pest control: Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and mites, which can damage citrus plants. These pests can be controlled through the use of natural methods such as introducing beneficial insects, or by using pesticides as a last resort

Sunlight: Citrus plants need plenty of sunlight to grow and produce fruit. In most cases, a location with 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day is ideal. However, be sure to provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day to prevent the leaves from burning.

 Soil: Citrus plants prefer well-draining, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5. If your soil is not suitable, you can improve it by adding compost or peat moss to increase the organic matter content.

Pollination: Citrus plants are self-pollinating, which means that they do not need to be pollinated by another plant in order to produce fruit. However, the presence of bees and other pollinators can help to improve the quality and quantity of fruit. To attract pollinators, consider planting flowering plants near your citrus trees.

Temperature: Citrus plants thrive in warm temperatures and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, as long as they are protected from frost. 

Mulching: Mulch around the base of your citrus plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Use a mulch that is well-draining, such as wood chips or pine needles. Avoid using a mulch that is too thick, as this can prevent water and air from reaching the roots.

Pruning for fruit production: To encourage fruit production, prune your citrus plant to allow for good air circulation and sunlight penetration. Remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other, as well as any branches that are diseased or damaged.

Pesticide use: If you need to use pesticides on your citrus plant, be sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully. Wear protective clothing, such as gloves and a mask, to avoid exposure. Avoid applying pesticides when pollinators are present, and wash your hands thoroughly after handling pesticides.
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery
Lime - Calamansi - flyingdragonnursery

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Roscille Mae Titan
Very beautiful

Very beautiful plant. I'm thinking about getting another one.

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Prema Subramaniam

Beautiful plant. Arrived in good condition. Im extremely pleased with this plant

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MGL
well thought of packaging

plants look healthy!

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Paul Angell
Calamansi lime dwarf tree

Fast service and healthy Calamansi tree with twelve Calamansi fruit on it! Great!

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Thelma McCaffrey
Perfect

Received my order today-Valentines Day 2024 in perfect condition as my daughter said it looks fake.They despatched on a Saturday and I was afraid that it might get damage on transit. It even got one fruit and flowers on every tip. Very happy with my order. The problem now is if I can properly look after it.