Yuzu Tree Citrus juno
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Yuzu Tree Citrus juno
Add Zest to Your Cooking and Greenery to Your Space
Add color, texture, and fragrance to your indoor or outdoor space with a gorgeous Yuzu Tree!
Whether you grow one of these unique citrus trees indoors or out, you’ll enjoy the foliage, white spring blooms, and delicious juice and rind of this unusual and newly popular ingredient.
The Yuzu fruit features a distinctive lemon-lime flavor, ideal for use in both sweet and savory dishes. The rind is packed with aromatic oils, and its zest adds a touch of exotic flavor to a wide range of cuisines.
Originally cultivated in Japan, this shrub-like tree does not grow in the wild! It produces fragrant white blooms in the spring, and its foliage smells good all year long. The tree grows outdoors to zone 8 and higher, but its small size also lends itself to container planting for indoor use. You can keep it small by pruning, or let it grow to a mature height of around 10 feet.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, high-yield citrus tree, look no further than the Yuzu!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight - 6 to 8 hours per day is best. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity, so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water.
If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside for the winter. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in (1 to 2 pot sizes) that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.
2. Watering: Set a weekly watering schedule for the best results. After watering, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
But for potted Yuzu Trees, it's easiest to stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels drier at that depth. When you're ready to water, stop once you see water escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
3. Pollination: This tree is self-fertile and will produce fruit on its own, but if you want to increase your crop size, you can provide additional pollination by hand. To do this, simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.
4. Fertilizing: Feed your Yuzu Tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, such as the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months.
5. Pruning: Prune ground-planted Yuzu Trees in any season (except for winter) by making 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Yuzu.
Yuzu Tree Pollination
Yuzu Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Yuzu Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Less than $100
Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
- Sunlight: Full-Partial
- Blooms: Spring
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, TX