Citrus medica
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Citrus medica


  family rutaceae 
  genus citrus 

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Genus  Citrus Species  medica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  citron Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S9268 Data source  GrUnFr p247
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Above 40� F AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This very tender plant can only survive nighttime temperatures of 40� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 6 to 8 inches long, oval shaped, yellow rough and fragrant rind. It has a mildly acidic flesh. As a food source, Citrus medica is often used as juice and in sweets. Citron is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Buds   Cutting   Seed Pollination method  Parthenocarpic Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Dec 01 - Feb 28 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Juice   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 6 to 8 inches long, oval shaped, yellow rough and fragrant rind Flavor / texture  has a mildly acidic flesh
Horticulture notes  Because Citrus medica is parthenocarpic, it needs no pollination in order to bear fruit. Harvest time is December and February. Citron can be propagated with buds or using a cutting or by seed. This plant probably originates from India, Thailand and southern China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Citrus medica is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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