citrangequat fruit
Citrange x Calamondin
Citangedin leaves
citrangequat calyx
The most unusual feature of this fruit is the five-pointed calyx, which is much longer than in any other citrus variety. Strange how the hybridisation has created a novel feature not present in the parents!
These hybrids were first produced around 1909 by crossing the Willets and Rusk citranges with the round or oval kumquat. The best known varieties are called Sinton, Telfair and Thomasville. I am growing this last variety, named after the town of Thomasville in Georgia, USA where it grows happily outside the normal range of citrus.
This hybrid of three species, named 'Glen' has leaves of many shapes. All the leaves in this picture were taken from a single plant. The fruit is small, orange and sour.
Hardy to about -8C
Citrange x Kumquat
Hardy to about -8C

page created 6th October 2005
Poncirus x Grapefruit
Similar to citranges, but generally with larger fruit. My plant originated from Val Rahmeh in Menton in the south of France, but I don't know if it is a named variety. A single fruit was produced in December 2007 - over  2" or around 6 cms in diameter, yellow and with a noticeable 'furry' feel to the peel. Extremely bitter.
Navel orange in the background is for colour comparison