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Yuzu

Citrus junos

a.k.a. Japanese Citron

Yellow to orange skinned citrus, usually medium sized, with highly fragrant rind and flesh. Flavor is acidic and tart. The fruit is relatively rare, and highly prized.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Yuzu. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2017.

Description

Small tree, from 6-25ft in height. Fruits usually ripen towards the end of Fall, earlier than many other citrus.

Hardiness

The yuzu is one of the hardiest of citrus fruits, reportedly surviving to 10F.

Growing Environment

Reasonably adaptable to various climates, from tropical to subtropical and Mediterranean. Provide water throughout the growing season and during dry months. Will not stand long droughts.

Propagation

By seeds and grafts. In general, citrus are prone to hybridization and while Yuzu seems to produce close to parent, hybridization is always possible when growing from seeds.

Uses

The juice and rind and used in drinks and flavorings. Fragrance is extracted for use in perfumes, lotions, and soaps.

Native Range

Native to China, commercially cultivated in Japan.

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