Eustis Limequat Citrus Tree
A cross between Mexican Key Lime and kumquat, Eustis Limequat is sure to wow your friends at the next cocktail party! Having the best characteristics of both parents Eustis Limequat has a strong and fragrant tart lime flavor as well as an edible skin! Everbearing and highly productive.
Latin Name: Fortunella japonica x Citrus aurantiifolia
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil. If growing it in a pot, in the winter place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit production. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 20F but we’re still trialing them outdoors.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Nippon Orangequat ripens in late fall to winter.
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites, scales and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus plants, though citrus greening virus has become a huge problem in California and Florida
USDA Zone: 9a, possibly 8b