Yuzu Ichandrin Hardy Citrus Tree
The Yuzu Ichandrin Hardy Citrus Tree is prized in Japan for flavoring, juice and preserves. This hardy variety bears abundant, easy-to-peel, 3 inch diameter fruit with tasty, lemon-lime flavor. Yuzu Ichandrin is reportedly hardy to 0°F and we’ve had good success growing them outdoors here in Portland, Oregon.
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Latin Name: Citrus junos
Site and Soil: Yuzu Ichandrin can be grown outdoors in regions with mild winters. It likes 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. *Our yuzu trees in 12″ tree pots are grafted onto C-35, a very cold hardy rootstock but one that will grow into a slightly larger tree than those grafted onto Flying Dragon.*
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 about 0° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft.
Taste: Lemon-lime like
Fruit Skin: Yellow
Fruit Flesh: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late fall to winter.
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Care: Fertilize with citrus mix 3-4 times per year with typical applications in late winter (Jan-Feb), late spring (May-June) and early fall (Sept-Oct).
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 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.
USDA Zone: 7