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Limequat 'Eustis'

X Citrofortunella floridana

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Citrofortunella (sit-roh-for-tun-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: floridana (flor-ih-DAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Eustis

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Los Angeles, California

Oildale, California

Immokalee, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Orlando, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 28, 2017, Harpic from Kissimmee,
United States (Zone 9b) wrote:

Great compact citrus 'bush' (in my case, though others have them as dwarf trees). They don't really taste like limes to me (and my buddy still insists they are sweet lemons!, and we are both UK 'limeys' LOL) - but its a nice sweet citrus taste nonetheless.
Heavy cropping of kumquat shaped fruit throughout the year. Your glass will never be short of a garnish.
Yes, I killed my 5ft high Eustis trying to transplant it. Once established they are robust- mine thrived on neglect for 4 years as a 'snowbird' gardener - but transplanting them can be a crap shoot.
More difficult to find than might be expected (I live within 50 miles of Lakeland, Eustis and Tavares - but am struggling to find a replacement limequat - it seems I will be better off seeking a seller near Tampa).

Positive

On Mar 5, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Citrus tree with tasty sweet yellow fruits with very thin skin, similar in appearance to kumquats ... not sure how similar in taste (not tried). Grown in California on a small commercial scale. Relatively easy to grow, hardly shrubby tree resistant to withertip. Fruits all year round, but mostly in fall and early winter.

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