Clementine 'Novelty'

Citrus reticulata 'Novelty'

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Clementines are small to medium-sized evergreen trees that produce round to slightly flat fruits. The fruit has a fragrant glossy orange skin and the flesh is sweet with relatively few seeds. Novelty is a South African bred cultivar from the Eastern Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Allow fruit to ripen on the tree until the colour is fully developed. Cut the stem with a citrus cutter or sharp knife.

Propagation

Cuttings

Rootstock graft

Seed

Sow seed 6-12 mm deep, either indoors or outdoors. Graft the seedlings with desired cultivar.

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts useful insects

Bees and butterflies

Pot plant

Clementines can be planted in a container, provided it is large enough.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors in a container - provide it with enough sun.

Special features

Origin

South Africa Eastern Cape

Natural climate

Temperate to cool subtropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible

Fruits

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Strong

Problems

Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ants(spread and protect aphids), citrus gummosis, Citrus stubborn disease, Citrus black spot, Alternaria.

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