Calamondin (Calamansi) Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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Description

The Calamondin (Calamansi ) tree is a cross between a tangerine and a kumquat, and produces a small, thin-skinned, tart citrus fruit that is great to eat out of hand, or for use as juice, in salads, and for cooking.

The Calamondin (Calamansi ) tree is a cross between a tangerine and a kumquat, and produces a small, thin-skinned, tart citrus fruit that is great to eat out of hand, or for use as juice, in salads, and for cooking. The fruit is orange, up to two or three inches across, and appears among dark green, glossy foliage.

Calamondins can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 – 11, or in a container on a patio or indoors if you are in USDA Zones 4 – 11. Calamondin Trees reach a size of 6 to 8 feet when grown in the ground in a sunny location and within their ideal growing zones. Container-grown Calamondins grow to about 4 to 6 feet in height.

Calamansi Trees are represent good luck for the Chinese New Year!

Citrus Tree Care

Calamondins prefer slightly acidic, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. You can add composted leaves or grass clippings to the soil to enrich the ground, and sand to encourage drainage. If you are growing your Calamondin Tree in a pot, use potting soil amended with additional coarse sand and perlite for better drainage.

Calamondins are great for growing on a patio or indoors in a suitable container, as long as the tree gets as much light as possible. For the highest yield of fruit, the tree should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Always bring a potted Calamondin Tree indoors if freezing temperatures are possible. When moving a citrus tree’s location, some leaves may fall, but they will naturally grow back. 

Fruit & Harvesting

Calamondins bloom at various times across the entire year, but the heaviest bloom appears in early spring. This produces fruit that is ready to use from June through November. Because of this, Calamondins have become a favorite around the holidays. Use clippers to harvest fruit when it is bright orange and has a tart but refreshing taste.

The best way to know if any citrus is ready, is to do a taste test. If the Calamondin is less than juicy and has a more acidic taste, wait for one week and do another taste test. Since Calamondins can bloom at different times, focus more on fruit color and size to determine maturity, rather than the specific time of the season.    

Growing Zones

Advice

Calamondins are a cross between a tangerine (or mandarin) and a kumquat. This makes for a more tart, small orange. As such, the fruit is very well suited for juice in place of limes, or as an ingredient in salsas, cakes, preserves, and marinades.

Always collect and remove any fallen fruit from the base of your Calamondin Tree, as decomposing fruit can encourage molds, fungi, and pests that can harm the tree. Also, be sure to remove any remaining fruit at the end of the season, and before the next main bloom in spring. This will help the tree to recover, and produce a healthy crop year after year.

 

FAQs

Can you eat the skin of a Calamondin?

The skin of a Calamondin is indeed edible. Much like a kumquat, the skin can be sweeter, while the flesh can be more tart. Oils from the skin lend a balanced sweetness to the tangy juice when calamondins are squeezed for their juice. The skin can also be used as zest, in marmalades, or as an ingredient in chutney or other dishes and desserts.

How long will harvested Calamondins last?

Once you pick Calamondins, they will remain in fine condition for a few days and up to a week at room temperature. You can prolong their shelf life by refrigerating them. You can also squeeze and freeze the juice for later use in recipes and beverages.

Is the Calamondin tree a good choice to grow in a pot?

Yes. The small size of the Calamondin tree, and the smaller sized fruit it produces, make it a perfect candidate for growing in a container. If you are in a colder area, you can even grow the Calamondin Tree in a pot indoors, as long as you give it plenty of light and adequate water.

Does the Calamondin Tree need a pollinator to grow fruit?

No. The Calamondin Tree is self-fertile and does not require a second pollinator tree to produce fruit. Calamondin trees grown in the proximity of a second viable pollinating tree, however, may produce even more fruit. To maximize yields, you could grow your Calamondin Tree with a Kumquat, tangerine, or another Calamondin, but this is not needed in order for your tree to grow fruit.

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  1. Carole Luzentales (verified owner)

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    she said it arrived sturdy and beautiful, sister in law moved it to a larger pot and it had many flowers and it growing fruit now

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  3. MICHELLE RAMSDELL (verified owner)

    I received my tree on May 4th. It came well packed.
    I bought their citrus package and pot too. I re-potted my tree which already had 2 baby fruits and a few tiny fruit flower buds. Its now the 24th, my tree did not lose any leaves from transport shock and now I have so many fruit flowers! I am wonderfully happy, with the exception that I now want to send this tree as a gift to a family member and its out of stock for now. Definitely will purchase again!

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  5. Chris O. (verified owner)

    We will see. The tree was in transit for 5 days more than expected. It arrived in good condition. It is taller and skinnier than the one pictured. Instructions for planting need to be clearer. A video would be very helpful.

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      We are sorry the planting instructions were not clear, we are happy to send you a copy of the instructions for both pot planting as well as in the ground via email. In regards to the shipping time I wish we had more control over FedEx & UPS but during COVID they have had some slight delays in some cases.

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  6. Stephanie (verified owner)

    I paid more for it. This was a gift and it was very well received
    I do perfer to have the option to speak with someone, as there was a slight mix up. Also its listed as orange. My sister in law said its lime or lemon. Are there more types?
    Other than that. Very pleased.

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    Loved it. Awesome! Thank u.

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    Hoa P. (verified owner)

    The tree arrived early with beautiful fruits. You have put a big smiles on my sister face. She told me that she going to buy one for her Mom right away. Excellent, professional jobs you have done!!!
    Thank you so much.

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  10. Hollie M. (verified owner)

    The tree was well packaged and arrived in beautiful condition. Thank you so much!

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  11. Kathy T. (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant ! I’m so happy and will purchase another plant !

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  12. Fe (verified owner)

    It came in a perfect condition. I can’t wait for my tree to bear fruit!!

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  13. Leonora (verified owner)

    I received my Calamondin plants today and they are nice and healthy,buds and baby Calamansi….I gave my friends your website and they will be ordering from you guys…Thank you.

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  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My tree came exactly on the day of expected delivery (end of March 2020). Good condition and in early fruiting stage. About knee height including the pot.

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  16. Donald raab (verified owner)

    My wife was pleasantly surprised to see this tree it’s such awesome shape and condition.

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  17. JAN NELSON (verified owner)

    The tree arrived on one of our coldest days, but it was packed so well that it has survived beautifully. There are new leaves and blossoms on it. Thank you!

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