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Cocktail Variety

VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
See each variety listing -- -- -- 6 varieties grafted ; 3 are usually guaranteed.
Ruby red grapefruit, navel orange, ponkan tangerine, Minneola tangelo, Meyer lemon, Persian lime

Note: Nothing requires a pollinator; if did, may produce more fruit. < 25-30 F, need to protect all citrus. HARD FREEZE: 28 F > 4 hrs.

Other Varieties

VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
BUDDHA’S HAND
(fingered citron or sacrodatylis)
Citrus medica var.sarcodactylis
NOV – MAR -- -- Tree is small with the fruit split down the length resembling a human hand. Used as a garden shrub, for perfuming rooms & clothing, as adornment at religious ceremonies. New Year’s good luck gift.
CALAMONDIN
(Chinese orange)
Sour mandarin X kumquat
Citrus microcarpa or Citris mitis or Fortunella mitis or Citrofortunella microcarpa
NOV – APR FEW
3 – 5
SMALL
¼” – 1½”
round
Very heavy producer, very showy landscaping plant, small oval leaves, thin skinned. Used to flavor drinks, for marmalades, jellies & cooking. Juicy, acidic. Marketed as miniature oranges for houseplants. Cold hardy.
CHINOTTO
Citrus myrtifolia
Myrtle-leaf orange
-- -- SMALL Sour orange type – small highly decorative ornamental shrub. Slow growing, thornless branches have a weeping habit. Pebbled rind. Blooms profusely. Italians use for bitter liquor. Used for glace’ fruit – crystallized fruit.
ETROG
(Ethrog)
Citrus limonimedica
or Citrus medica var. Etrog
NOV - MAR EXCESSIVE SM – MED
1” – 2”
Lemon-shaped fruit. Strongly ridged, firm thick rind, cannot be removed by peeling. Fruit is yellow to yellowish-orange. Peel oil has distinctive aroma. Pulp strongly acid flavor like lemon. Less vigorous & productive of citron varieties; leaves are more rounded & cupped. Jewish Feast of Tabernacles.
VOLKAMER LEMON
Citrus volkameriana
Lemon X sour orange
-- -- -- Root stock. Trees on this rootstock are vigorous & very productive but fruit quality is little better than rough lemon. Tolerant to tristeza virus & somewhat to salinity. Cold hardy.
SWINGLE CITRUMELO
Trifoliate orange X grapefruit
-- -- -- Root stock. Produces fruit of outstanding quality equaling that produced on sour orange. Tristeza-tolderant, resistant to phytophthora root rot & citrus nematode. Cold hardy.

Note: Nothing requires a pollinator; if did, may produce more fruit. < 25-30 F, need to protect all citrus. HARD FREEZE: 28 F > 4 hrs.