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Clementine 'Novelty'

Citrus reticulata 'Novelty'

Clementine (Eng.)

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
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 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.

Geography

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.
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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