Citrus aurantium var. Myrtifolia - Chinotto
Citrus myrtifolia or "orange with myrtle leaves", is a citrus species with compact growth and thornless branches. The leaves are almost similar to those of the common myrtle.
The fruits resemble oranges, being called chinetto. It is good to know that the fruits are bitter and are mainly used to make preparations such as marmalade, the refreshing drink with the same name, but also other drinks such as Campari or Cinzano.
Chinotto or chinotti, is a variety originating from China, which arrived on the coast of Italy somewhere in the 18th century, brought by Genoese sailors. It is the emblem of Liguria.
In Romania, it is grown in pots/containers and reaches a height of 1.5-2 m. It can be kept outside until the night temperatures become negative - it can withstand short-term temperatures up to a maximum of -7 °C, but it is recommended not to be exposed not at all at negative temperatures.
Note: There is a possibility that ripe fruits may fall during transport. The fruits can be in various stages of development, depending on the season.
Height with pots included: 70-80 cm
Pot diameter: 21 cm