Cold Hardy & Self-Pollinating!
We're going to level with you here. The Nippon Orangequat (Citrofortunella spp 'Nippon') is lip-puckering sour. Like super-sour. Like 'you're-going-to-make-a-face-when-you-first-taste-it' sour.
But then, you're going to get so addicted to it that you can't stop yourself from using it in everything! Freshen up water, give tea an extra sparkle, make a mouthwatering marmalade or craft a dessert pie that people will be begging for every time they invite you to a party. (You'll probably get invited to more parties just because you're using Nippon Orangequat instead of lemon in those lemon bars!)
This fruit treasure is a cross between a Satsuma Mandarin Tangerine and a Meiwa Kumquat. It is bigger than a kumquat but smaller than a tangerine. You can eat it whole like a kumquat - the edible skin is thick and sweetish. It's the flesh that is so deliciously sour. The fruit also can hang on the tree for months when it's ripe, making the picking season extra-long.
The mature trees are very cold hardy (down to 15 degrees) and are beautifully ornamental. Nippon Orangequat is also self-pollinating, so you don't need multiple citrus trees if you don't have space!
Speaking of space, these slow-growers are perfect for container plants indoors or out. They need plenty of winter light and cautious watering (so they don't get overwatered).
They ripen from November to April. Order yours now so that you can be invited to more parties next fall!
- White Spring Flowers
- Deliciously Sour Fruit - Eat Skin & All
- Slow Grower, Perfect For Small Gardens & Containers
- Use Anywhere You'd Use Lemons
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Citrofortunella spp. 'Nippon'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 feet|
|Moisture||Evenly moist to establish, well drained soils then on the drier side after establishment|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Late Spring, Summer|