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.
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