Clemenilla is a species of mandarin from the crossing of species clementine and tangerine. It is a citrus fruit belonging to the rutaceae family. The clémenvilla is an orange hue, redder than that of the mandarin. It contains blood pulp with very few seeds. Its shape is a little more flattened than that of the clementine. Clémenvilla has a thin, fragrant and adherent skin, which makes the fruit difficult to peel. It is cultivated in sunny countries like Spain or Morocco, where it is named Sunerine. In Israel it is called Sunrita and in Florida, Nova. In France, clemenvilla is cultivated in Corsica.
Planting, growing and caring for clemenilla
Clémenvilla is obtained by cuttings or grafts. The fruit tree should be planted in a very sunny location, in well-drained soil. Clémenvilla can be cultivated according to the organic charter, it is a resistant fruit tree. Its light green foliage can shelter the fruits of the sun to let them ripen without burning them. The first clemenvilla flowers appear in spring. During flowering, the clemenvilla tree can no longer make leaves, because the flowers are much too abundant. Clemenilla does not require pruning and a citrus fertilizer is recommended to strengthen the tree.
Use of clemenvilla
Clémenvilla is a fruit very rich in vitamin C, it brings an immediate refreshment and is very appreciated, because it can be carried away and eaten everywhere. Clémenvilla is a fruit with a very juicy flesh, it can be eaten fresh or for dessert. It is also used to make marmalade. It keeps very well once picked.
Clemenvilla is a very robust fruit tree. However, he feared freezing, or the invasion of insects such as mealybugs.