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Calamondin Citrus

Posted by az_pamperedchef 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 10 at 12:00

I have a Calamondin citrus tree that I planted in January and it's doing great! It's covered with small orange fruit ready for picking. So here's my question, what do I do with the fruit. It's fairly sour, but very pretty. :-) The tree is a cross between a Mandarin & a Kumquat. Anyone familiar with it?


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RE: Calamondin Citrus

I've heard its mainly used for cooking. A man at HD told me he cuts them in half and puts them inside the chicken and bakes it.


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Neat! I've had a variegated leaf one for quite a few years and would love to hear of a good way to use the fruit (I grow and use a ton of other citrus). I've sliced it in seltzer water and have used the rind in a pinch as a substitute for orange rind, but I'd love to hear more.

They're fun trees for sure. Here is a pic of some foliage and fruit on mine last month (embedded and at the link below).




Let us know if you find a good use! :)
Take care,
Grant

ps: I love that you call it calamondin citrus instead of the misnomer "orange". I may mimic you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Grant's variegated calamondin


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I'd love some bud wood off that Grant..


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Very nice Grant! I read on the 'net that you can slice some up with cranberries for a nice sauce. I'm thinking of doing that for Thanksgiving.


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Here's a photo of my Calamondin. Sorry it's sideways, but don't worry I didn't plant the tree sideways! It's about 4.5 ft tall. That is a lemon cucumber growing up the side.

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Yours looks great! Nice and happy and totally full of fruit! It looks like it's not on a dwarfing rootstock? Very pretty either way. Hopefully you or someone reading along will find a good recipe for them.

Turtle, just email me how to get you some bud wood and I'll see what I can do. Let me know the best time of year too.

Take care,
Grant


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With the shade houses and greenhouse I bud just about year around.. anytime you have your always welcome to come over and poke around, just call my cell phone before dropping by to make sure I'm here.


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This is my little 15 to 20 ft calamondin.I'm in deep south texas by the coast and the property came with 2 of these trees, this is the biggest and has over 100 fruits on it now,i also wanted to know what else i can make with this fruit.i make calamondinaid now, but any other sugestions would be great. Ivan


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Old thread, but no one's answered so I thought I would. My mom's Filipina and what's typically done is there is they make a lemonade type drink out of it. It's also used to zing up a savory dish, much like how we use lemon here to squirt on seafood.


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Calamondin is a common citrus plant in Asia like the Philippines where it is known as Calamansi. It used like we use lemon or lime in the US. I think that its closest relative is the key lime.


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