The fruits are very tart, but the juice is good in tea.
This plant has blooms, unripe and ripe fruit at one time.
Potted indoor "kalamansi" or calamondin plant, 3 years old.
Calamondin flowers and fruits
Photo taken in January of a 12-ft tall tree full of fruit, growing in neglect by the roadside in Rockledge, Florida 32955 (Zone 10a).
A large Calamondin Orange specimen heavily laden with ripened fruit in January. If you look closely, you can see white blooms and unripened green fruit on this tree now also. (San Antonio, Texas)
For comparison purposes (a 3/4 inch diameter coin as reference): Murcott or Honey Tangerine at right, Nagami Kumquat in center, Calamondin Orange at lower left and Meiwa Kumquat at upper left. Photo taken in January.
A Calamondin (lower left) shown with a Nagami Kumquat (upper right) and a Meiwa Kumquat (lower right) compared with a 3/4 inch coin. All fruits were picked from trees in Zone 10a. Photo taken in January.
Comparison of a Calamondin with a Murcott (Honey) Tangerine and a Dancy Tangerine against a reference of a 3/4 inch coin.
Comparison of a Calamondin with a Honeybell Tangelo (lower left); a Dancy Tangerine (upper right); and a Murcott (Honey) Tangerine (lower right) against a reference of a 3/4 inch coin. Photo taken in January. All fruits were picked from trees in Zone 10a.
Comparison of various Citrus fruits. Corner, lower left = Ruby Red Grapefruit; Corner, lower right = Honeybell Tangelo; Corner, upper left = Murcott (Honey) Tangerine; Corner, upper right = Dancy Tangerine; Center = Chinotto Orange; Smallest One = Calamondin Orange; Right of Calamondin = Mandarin Orange. Photo taken in January.
I grow my calamondin in a large pot and will take it in this winter. Seems very easy to care for.
Our 7 gallon calamondin
Fruit in late winter
shrub/tree in southern California
Small fruit ready for picking. This specimen was grown as a houseplant in Northeastern Oklahoma.
The highly fragrant blooms of the Calamondin are well worth the wait. The divine smell fills the house!
Calamondin Orange, Panama Orange, Calamansi. Very easily container grown. Bring indoors during winter. 2007
Full of fruit.
At the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Potted dwarf calamondin ~ late 2007 ~ Stockton, CA
An indoor-outdoor plant in the Pacific Northwest
Young calamondin on my porch, North Carolina. New branch shoots at upper left.
Shot at the Krone Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH
Shot at the Krone Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH 1/29/11
Growing in a container with good garden soil. Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL. Zone 6b
15' 5-6 year old X Citrofortunella mitis
leaf X Citrofortunella mitis
fruit X Citrofortunella mitis
ripe fruit X Citrofortunella mitis
Calamansi planted outdoor. Drought tolerant (Phoenix, Arizona) and winter hardy too. 5 years now and still growing.