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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Citrus mitis, Blanco. Calamondin Orange. A small tree, with upright branches: lvs. broadly oval, pale green below like those of kumquat; petiole narrowly winged: fls. small, angular in the bud, borne singly at the tips of the twigs: fr. small, depressed globose, deep orange-yellow when ripe, loose-skinned; segms. 7-10, easily separable; pulp very acid; seeds few, small.— This tree, a native of the Philippine Isls., is commonly cult. in Hawaii, where it is wrongly called "China orange." It was intro. into Fla. by the U. S. Dept. of Agric. from Panama, and was for a time distributed by nurserymen under the erroneous name of To-Kum- quat. It is very hardy, probably as hardy as the Satsuma, or even more so. It can be budded on sour orange or on trifoliate orange stock. A promising fr. for home use, for culinary purposes and for making ade. CH

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