Citrus kinokuni 'Mukakukishu'

Citrus kinokuni ‘Mukakukishu’

Who says we can’t grow citrus in Oregon!

The fruit on this Mandarin Orange are small, no more than a golf ball, but the mere presence of them during winter is a sight to see. Some publications call it ‘cute’ rather than ‘productive’ but that is based perhaps on its effective in cultivation. It is January, and they are ready to be picked.

Pronunciation: SIT-rus ki-NO-ku-ni MU-ka-ku-KI-shu

Cultivation Notes

Well drained, acid soil. Do not allow to get dry in summer.

Additional Information

The kinokuni is said to be a very old species of Chinese origin and one of the earliest introduced into Japan, where it is still popular because of its pleasant flavor and rich fragrances. Mukakukishu is a seedless variety.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P19092

We acquired this plant from Portland Nursery.

Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Citrus

Species: kinokuni

Variety: Mukakukishu

Commonly known as: Mandarin Orange

Height: 3ft to 5ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Shrub
Tree
Water Needs:
Summer - Medium Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Zone:
Zn9a - down to 20F
1 COMMENT
  • gardener
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    1/4/2021 – We just harvested the first couple of fruit. Yes, they were edible and quite fun. Fairly easy to peel, but the fruit was a little on the dry side. They may improve as the tree gets more mature, but I don’t think Oregon is about to take the Citrus World by storm.

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