20" - 28" tall Sudachi Citrus Tree For Sale
Sudachi is a Japanese citrus that is highly prized in that country, but so far rarely grown in the United States. It is currently grown in California and similar climates. Recent genetic analysis indicated that Sudachi is a likely hybrid between the Yuzu and the Tachibani orange (a sour mandarin). Unlike Yuzu, which has a strongly upright growth habit, Sudachi tends to be more spreading. The tree itself is small, averaging only eight to 10 feet tall at maturity, making it a great choice for a dooryard tree for the homeowner. The fruit are also smaller than Yuzu (1.5” in diameter) and nearly perfectly round. In Japan, Sudachi are picked and used at the green stage and used to garnish sushi, make drinks, and many other culinary uses. At this stage, the average person would label Sudachi as a lime. If not picked, the eventually turn deep orange as they fully ripen. The flavor is very sour, much like Yuzu, but distinctive from it. The fruit are more juicy than Yuzu and not as seedy.
- Mature Tree Height: 8 to 10 feet
- Ripens: Early Fall
- Hardiness: 15F*
- Taste: Distinctive Lime-like flavor if picked early.
Our trees are grafted with mature buds so our trees will fruit quicker.
* Hardiness temperatures are approximate, and indicate where fully dormant, mature trees may experience significant damage.
Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We ship on Mondays & Tuesdays
- If your order is placed after 9am on Tuesday it will likely ship the next week.
- Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
- Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.
These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:
Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
When will my tree fruit?
We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
What does this variety taste like?
In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
Do you have anymore of these available?
We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
What rootstock is this grafted onto?
We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.