Citrus

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We stock a wide variety of citrus in Tulbagh (19 cm – 21 cm diameter of pot / 0.75 m – 1.25 m plant height) for the gardeners.

Please phone us on 023 230 0694 or email us on [email protected] to make sure if we have sufficient stock of a certain citrus tree/s that you need.

We do a lot of cultivars on different root stocks (5 liter bags) for the farmers. Most of the cultivars are under license and not available in the open market. We produce our citrus trees for the farmers at Augsburg Nursery in Clanwilliam. The farmers interested in ordering citrus can contact Alta at Clanwilliam on 021 007 1368 or email [email protected] We currently take orders for 2017.

Click here to download the average ripening times for citrus in South Africa

SOFT CITRUS (MANDARIN)
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Mihowase Satsuma Satsuma: Earliest ripening of all soft citrus varieties. They are seedless and very easily peeled. Flavour can only be described as average to poor. Japan March to end April.
Nova Mandarin Hybrid Medium to large fruit, with a rind that does not peel easily and has a distinctive aroma. The flesh is deep orange. The segments are juicy, tender and sweet. Florida April to mid May in hot areas and May to Mid June in colder areas.
Nules Clementine The world’s premier mandarin. They are easy to peel and, if grown in single blocks away from other cross-pollinating varieties, the fruit are seedless. When mature, the peel turns bright orange. The fruit has a distinctive sweet taste and flavour. Thought to be China. Numerous selections have been discovered or developed in Spain, Corsica, Italy and Morroco. Mid April to end June.
ORNAMENTAL
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGINS HARVEST
Kumquat Produces small, oval fruit, turning clear orange when ripe. They are juicy and have a sweet-sour taste. The peel is also edible but slightly bitter. Fruit has small, white pips.
Evergreen, easy to grow and thornless. One of the easiest citrus varieties to grow. Full sun.
South Asia Ripens: From autumn into winter
Chinotto
Calemondium Variegated Produces small, round fruit turning golden orange when ripe. The fruit is striped green and the leaves are marbled with cream edges. Mainly used for ornamental purposes.
Evergreen, easy to grow and thornless. Fruit is often used in marmalades or jams. Full sun.
South Asia Ripens: From autumn into winter.
Calemondium Green
VALENCIA
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Delta Valencia Medium-sized, seedless fruit of good quality with a smooth rind. South Africa Mid July to end August in hot areas and end July to early September in colder areas.
Midnight Valencia Large fruit and virtually deedless. Good internal quality. Bears more fruit inside the tree canopy. Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mid July to mid August in hot areas, and from August to mid September in colder areas.
Turkey Valencia An earlier maturing selection with good internal quality, good fruit size, low seed counts and attractive appearance. Mersin region of Turkey during 1987 Maturity is early to mid June in the Letsitele area.
NAARTJIE
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Novelty Naartjie
LEMON
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Lisbon A very vigorous, cold hardy tree, which is highly productive with good fruit size and quality. Probably of Portuguese origin. From March through to May in the warmer areas and April through to July in the cooler areas.
Eureka The rind is smooth and has a thin to medium thickness. This lemon has a high acid level and high juice content. It rarely has more than 5 seeds per fruit and is often seedless. California in 1858. Mid February to mid July in hot areas and mid March to mid August in colder areas.
Rough Lemon Produces medium to large, irregular oval shaped fruit with rough, bumpy, thick skin. It turns golden orange when fully ripe. It is moderately acidic and seeded. It is low in juice. It has a very strong fragrance. A strong vigorous grower with a lot of thorns. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Himalayan foothills in India. Ripens: From autumn into winter.
NAVEL
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Washington Navel Fruit holds on tree and stores and ships relatively well. Sensitive to heat and aridity during blooming and fruit-setting. Medium to large spherical to obovoid shaped deep orange fruit with a rich flavour. Easy to peel. Brazil Late May to mid June.
Lina Navel
Cara Cara Navel (red flesh) A pigmented navel that matures at the same time as its parent, the Washington navel, although acid levels have been reported to be lower. Internal quality and external appearance are very good. A branch mutation discovered in a Washington navel orchard on the farm Cara Cara in the Valencia region of Venezuela during the late 1980’s. Fruit maturity is from end May to early June in the East Cape citrus areas.
Tarrocco (blood orange)
Dreams Navel
Bahianinha Navel Produces medium to large rund fruit which turn orange when ripe. The flash is juicy, sweet and seedless. The skin is thick and easy to peel.
It is a vigorous grower and good bearer with nearly thornless branches. Full sun
Florida, USA Ripens: From July
Palmer Navel A mid maturing navel with very good internal quality and appearance. Bathurst area near Grahamstown in 1950. In the East Cape citrus areas fruit matures mid May to early June.
POMELO (GRAPEFRUIT)
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Shadock – Pomelitz Produces giant, oblong shaped fruit. The rind is very thick and spongy. The skin is light greenish-yellow and smooth. The flesh is light, creamish coloured with a coarse texture, juicy and with a sweet-tang taste. It is heavily seeded. Used for juicing and the rind is used in various Asian dishes. A vigorous, upright growing tree with dense foliage and thorns. Full sun. Southeast Asia Ripens: Mainly June to August (but can bear fruit year round).
Marsh Pomelo The fruit is large, white and virtually seedless. Marsh is suitable for fresh consumption in segments and for juicing. Lakeland, Florida. End March to mid June.
LIME
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CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION ORIGIN HARVEST
Thai Lime Produces small, round, green fruit with a very rough, bumpy skin. The distinctive “double” shaped leaves are very aromatic and used in cooking. Essential oils are also produced from all parts. Fruit is seeded with little juice. It has sharp thorns. A small, slow growing, shrubby tree. Full sun. Tropical Asia. Ripens: Normally from June (but can bear fruit year round).
Bears Lime Produces medium to large oval shaped fruit. The skin is thin, smooth and bright green. It turns slightly yellow when overripe. The flesh is very juicy and high in acid with a fragrant, spicy aroma. Almost seedless. Full sun. Indio, California. Ripens: From late autumn into winter (but has some fruit almost all year round).
West Indian Key Lime Produces small, round fruit with dark green skin turning yellowish when fully mature. Very juicy with a distinctive strong aroma and acidic taste. It has seeds. It has thorny branches and a dense canopy of leaves. Full sun. Southeast Asia. Ripens: From late summer into winter.

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