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