Nour clementine, Morrocan clementine
Nour clementine, Moroccan clementine
Citrus Clementina Nour
Important notice! Most citrus plants on the market are produced for planting in orchards in the Mediterranean countries. They have a large overall height, have high graft and are difficult to shape and support at home. Rootstocks on which they are grafted are very fast growing, which is fine for the open ground in the subtropics, but is not desirable when growing in pot in the temperate climate.
All our small citrus plants are produced specifically for the Bulgarian market and are ideally suited for home cultivation. The rootstocks cause compact growth, grafts are low and this allows making an excellent shape of the crown, to be suitable for growing in pots. The used rootstocks are trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon') and Volkamer lemon, Citrus volkameriana. Trifoliate orange is frost-hardy to -25°C, and significantly increases the cold resistance of plants grafted on it.
This variety comes from the Moroccan region of Sousse and is the result of a natural mutation.
- The crown is upright, the branches do not sag and have little or no thorns.
- The fruits are rounded, elongated at the base of the stem.
- The bark is deep orange, a little rough, but peels very easily.
- The meat tastes very good, juicy and fragrant.
The variety is late and ripens in late January, and the fruits can remain on the tree until March.
As with all other Citrus plants, the mandarin is susceptible to scales and spider mites and needs to be sprayed twice a year.
In winter it will need a cool place with temperatures 0-10 degrees Celsius.
If the temperature is higher, the leaves usually fall off. In summer it needs to be outside and abundantly watered.
Much more information about all citrus species is available on our forum:
- USDA zone:-3.5°C (zone 9b)
- Winter effect:Evergreen plant
- Sun exposure:Sun only
- Soil pH+:neutral (pH 6,5-7,5)
- Water need:moderate