- Flower nameHyuganatsu
- Scientific nameCitrus tamurana
- Alias日向夏, コナツ, ニューサマーオレンジ, New Summer Orange, Hyuganatsu
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Hyuganatsu
Hyuganatsu (Scientific name: Citrus tamurana) is an evergreen shrub and fruit tree belonging to the citrus family, native to Japan. The branches have thorns. In Hyuga (now Miyazaki Prefecture), it was seeded by chance during the Edo period. The fruit is a sweet, juicy, edible citrus fruit. In early summer, small fruits are formed in a spherical shape with a yellow pericarp and smooth surface. The fruit peels off the yellow rind and eats the flesh with the white part inside (not the peel). Cultivated in Kochi Prefecture and other prefectures, Konatsu , Tosa Konatsu, and New Summer Orange.
Generic name: Hyuganatsu, Scientific name: Citrus tamurana, Place of origin: Miyazaki (Japan), Tree form: Standing, Tree height: 2-3 m, Leaf length: 8-12 cm, Leaf shape: Pierce, Leaf margin: Sawtooth, Leaf order: Alternating, Flower color: White, flowering period : May-June, Flower form: Five-petaled flower, Flower diameter: 3-3.5 cm, Fruit type: Berries, Fruit shape: Horizontally slightly flat spherical, Fruit tree diameter :: 8-10 cm, Fruiting stage October-November (immature), Harvesting season: May of the following year, Remarks: Other fruit set, Use: Garden planting, fruit tree.