Calamondin orange

Having spend most of early life in the tropic I love growing tropical plants in my garden. Also almost anything that is edible flowers, veg and plants as well.

Recently I acquired some calamondin orange plant as mine at home did not flower or fruit last year. Now it’s slowly flowering and fruiting after some ericaceous compost and fertilizer. The flowers smell lovely and heavenly as one walks past it. Both of them woohoo!! Also known as calamansi lime. Citrofortunella mitis the scientific name. We normally use the young green fruit as lime juice back in S.E.Asia. Here all over Europe (I got one of my plants while in Italy) it is grown as an onamental plant which the orange fruit lovely lovely against it’s green leaves. Great to perk up a pad Thai, fried noodles, salad dressing or any sambal. Yumm!!

The healthier calamondin has is now flowering
The poorly calamondin plant that perked up after given some ericaceous compost.
Early stages of fruiting

calamondin orange

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