Citrumelo (xCitroncirus) is a cross between a grapefruit and the very hardy trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) and tastes like something between the two. It is hardy outdoors on the west coast.
Citrumelo (xCitroncirus) is a cross between a grapefruit and the very hardy trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata). The fruit is large and rounded to teardrop-shaped and deep yellow in colour. It tastes like a cross between a lemon and a grapefruit. It is quite hardy for a citrus down to zone 7b and can be grown outdoors year-round on the west coast. In other regions bring indoors as a houseplant in winter and watch for spider mite and scale.
Common Name: Citrumelo
Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7b-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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