Clementine 'Fairchild'

Citrus reticulata 'Fairchild'

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Clementines are small to medium-sized evergreen trees that produce round to slightly flat orange fruits with segmented flesh inside. The skin is thin with a deep orange colour, is somewhat pebbly. Fairchild is not easy to peel and typically contains many seeds. The flesh is juicy, with a rich and sweet flavour.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Allow fruit to ripen on the tree until the colour is fully developed.

Propagation

Cuttings

Graft or bud cuttings on seedling or other rootstock

Seed

Sow seed 6-12 mm deep, directly or in a container.

Special features

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors in a container.

Pot plant

Clementines can be grown in a container provided it is large enough and they receive enough sun and protection from the wind.

Special features

Origin

USA California Released 1964

Natural climate

Temperate to cool subtropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible

Fruits

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Strong

Problems

Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria, citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ants, and citrus gummosis

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