20" - 28" tall, grafted Thomasville Citrangequat Tree For Sale
Thomasville citrangequat is a complex hybrid involving a citrange (Sweet orange x Trifoliate orange) and a kumquat. It was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture in the early 20th century as an attempt to combine the hardiness of the citrange with the delayed dormancy of a kumquat. It was named for Thomasville, GA, where it first fruited. Several different citranges were developed, but of these, Thomasville is the most widely grown and best tasting. Thomasville citrangequat makes a small tree to 15-20 feet. Juvenile leaves are frequently Trifoliate, but mature plants produce unifoliate leaves. Like its kumquat parent, Thomasville citrangequat is a repeat bloomer, and mature plants will frequently produce two (or more) crops in a single season. The fruit are the shape and size of a hen’s egg. They turn yellow in late fall. Left on the tree, the fruit eventually turn bright orange. Although it does not have commercial potential, Thomasville citrangequat makes prodigious crops of fruit that have a variety of home uses. Due to its kumquat ancestry, the entire fruit can be used, peel and all. In late summer, when the fruit are still green, Thomasville citrangequat fruit can be used as a lime. In fall, the fruit can be used as a lemon or used to make an excellent marmalade. Left on the tree, the fruit becomes edible out of hand by late winter, tasting like a common sweet orange. Thomasville citrangequat is an excellent cold-hardy citrus for anyone who wants to grow highly ornamental, useful fruit with very little effort.
- Mature Tree Height: 15-20 feet
- Ripens: Fall/Winter
- Hardiness: 5F *
- Tastes Like: Lemon/Lime early to Sweet Orange later in season
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 any citrus to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws. We do ship growing supplies such as potting mix, fertilizer and non citrus material items to AZ, FL, LA, and TX.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We are currently only shipping on Mondays until Spring
- If your order is placed after 9am on Monday 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.