Natsudaidai orange

Citrus reticulata var poonensis

  • Natsudaidai orange
  • Natsudaidai orange
  • Natsudaidai orange
  • Natsudaidai orange
  • Flower name
    Natsudaidai orange
  • Scientific name
    Citrus 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. 

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    C. reticulata var poonensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type evergreen shrub and fruit tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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