- Flower nameNatsudaidai orange
- Scientific nameCitrus reticulata var poonensis
- Aliasponkan, サンタラ
- Place of originIndia
- Place of floweringOrchard
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Natsudaidai orange
Natsudaidai orange or ponkan (scientific name: Citrus reticulata var poonensis) is an evergreen shrub and fruit tree native to India. It is a species of evergreen shrub and fruit tree in the mandarin orange family Rutaceae. The fruit has a convex stalk and a concave buttock with a radial groove at the base. The name "ponkan" is a compound word from Poona, a city in India where it originated, and citrus. The fruit is about the size of a tangerine, with orange-red skin, juicy flesh, fragrant, sweet and sour, and delicious. The flesh is juicy, fragrant, sweet and sour, and delicious. After peeling off the outer skin, the white inner skin and pouch that surrounds the flesh is soft and not astringent, and can be eaten as is. Pongkans are harvested in December, and are then prepped for about a month. This is done to control the water content in the skin to prevent spoilage, and to wait for the fruit to ripen and be ready to eat before shipping. In Japan, it is produced in Kyushu and Shikoku, including Kagoshima, Ehime, Kumamoto, KOchi and Oita. There are two types of fruit: the high-pitched, square-shaped, large fruit, and the low-pitched, flat, small fruit with a rich flavor.
Common name: Natsudaidai orange, scientific name:Citrus reticulata var poonensis, also known as ponkan, Suntara, Santra, Origin: India, Distribution: Japan, China, Southeast Asia, well drained areas in warm regions India , Distribution: Japan, China, Southeast Asia and other warm regions with good drainage , Height: 2-4 m, Flower color: white, red, Diameter: 3 cm, Petals: 5, Flowering season: May-June, Rind color: orange, Harvesting season: December, Shipping season: January.