Botanical name: Citrus medica
Crown and root system: The tree has a low, rounded crown and a non-invasive root system.
Description of the fruit: It is similar to a lemon, with a green peel that is rough and thick, and has a strong aroma. It is excellent for making jam or candied citron peel.
Growing regions: All over the country except for where it is particularly cold.
Ripening date: In the fall, ahead of the Sukkot holiday.
Planting in a container: May be grown in a container.
Recommended planting date: All year round.
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Yemenite citron, which, although it is large and juicy, does not comply with the kashrut criteria necessary for being one of the four species for Sukkot.
Good to know:
The citron was the first citrus tree to have arrived in Israel, about 4,000 BCE.