4 season citrangequat
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x
Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.] x
Fortunella spp (Lour.) Swing.
Trifoliated and their hybrids
October – Juny
Citrangequats are a very particular group of Citrus, obtained by a Citrange and Kumquat cross. The citranges are hybrids between Sweet Orange and Poncirus trifoliata. Most Citrangequats were obtained by W. Swingle at the beginning of the 20th century in Florida (USA), with the main objective of combining the high cold hardiness of both kumquat and Poncirus in a variety that would also produce edible fruit. In fact, as result of his experiences, the Citrangequat Thomasville was selected, which is the most cold-hardy edible Citrus in existence. The Citrangequat 4 seasons is characterized by an almost continuous flowering, which allows fruit to be available almost all year round, hence its name.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruits are of medium size, larger than kumquats, with a pyriform morphology and a pronounced basal neck. The rind is slightly bulging, has a mild aroma and reaches an attractive bright yellow color when ripe. The flesh is pale yellow, acid and sour. It has seeds.
The tree has ornamental value. The juice is a good substitute for lemon in rice and fish.