A small fruit from the citrus family closely resembling an orange but much smaller.
A slow growing evergreen shrub reaching 3-4m tall. It has dark glossy leaves with small white flowers, similar in appearance to other citrus trees. The tree can produce hundreds or thousands of fruits a year. The free can be used to make preserves and as flavouring but also eaten raw including the peel.
The tree is hardier than other citrus plants but grows best in warm temperate to subtropical climates. Prefers a rich heavy loam and a sunny position. The fruit becomes sweeter when ripening in warm conditions.