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.
Allow fruit to ripen on the tree until the colour is fully developed. Cut the stem with a citrus cutter or sharp knife.
Sow seed 6-12 mm deep, either indoors or outdoors. Graft the seedlings with desired cultivar.
Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies
Clementines can be planted in a container, provided it is large enough.
Can be grown indoors in a container - provide it with enough sun.
South Africa Eastern Cape
Temperate to cool subtropical
Soil PH preference
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ants(spread and protect aphids), citrus gummosis, Citrus stubborn disease, Citrus black spot, Alternaria.