20" - 28" tall Sudachi Citrus Tree
Sudachi are a Japanese tree that is prized in its use as a lime-like addition to some of their favorite sauces and condiments. If you are familiar with Japanese cuisine then you’ll recognize this as the citrus that is used in condiments like ponzu and a spicy fermented condiment called yuzu kosho which uses a combination of sudachi and yuzu zest mixed with spicy chili peppers and salt to create a fragrant palette cleansing condiment. It can also be used in more sweet applications, like a light and refreshing sorbet, or a lime pie. Sudachi is also considered a cold hardy citrus, reportedly tolerating down to zero degrees.* It is a small, round, green citrus fruit that is a specialty of Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. It is a cross between a yuzu and another citrus similar to the koji and tachibana orange.
*While cold hardy, young trees are more susceptible to the cold and should be given shelter until older and more robust.