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Clementine 'Fairchild'

Citrus reticulata 'Fairchild'

Clementine (Eng.)

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn, Winter, Spring

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.

Geography

Origin
USA California Released 1964
Natural climate
Temperate to cool subtropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun, 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
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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