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Golden apple

Citrus spp.

Also known as

Japanese bitter orange, Bitter orange

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

6m

1m

Min

1m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Citrus x limonia (2)
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Golden apple Overview

Genus containing over 15 species of evergreen, usually spiny, trees and shrubs that are characterised by their production of citrus fruits. Simple, alternate leaves on winged branches and small, white scented flowers are common features of most of the species, many of them being commercially important food crops - including oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. They can take up to a year to develop into edible fragrant citrus fruits. Grown outdoors in warm climates, citrus are popular patio or pot plants that can be brought indoors in Winter, in cooler regions.

Common problems with Golden apple

How to propagate Golden apple

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed when ripe in autumn.

Special features of Golden apple

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Golden apple

Grown for its foliage, showy flowers and orange-like fruits. It is effective as protective hedging and for privacy.

ZA crops pollinated by bees

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