Citrus Tree: Calamondin Orange

Calamondin orange is a small, sour citrus fruit resembling a miniature orange. Believed to be a hybrid between a mandarin and a kumquat, calamondin oranges are native to Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines.

The fruit typically measures about 3-4 centimeters in diameter, with a thin, smooth, and glossy orange skin that can be eaten or used in cooking. Despite its small size, the calamondin packs a powerful tangy flavor, combining elements of tartness and sweetness, making it popular for culinary uses.

The tree itself is small and ornamental, with dense foliage and fragrant white flowers that bloom throughout the year, adding to its aesthetic appeal. It is often cultivated in gardens and as a decorative indoor plant due to its attractive appearance and ability to thrive in pots.