Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Citrus microcarpa on sale early

The first Citrus microcarpa plants are now on sale in Kuala Lumpur at MR 38 - MR 48 for plants about 1 m tall, heavily laden with fruits. Whatever technique they use to stimulate heavy fruit production, it certainly works, for this species as well as for the kumquat, Citrus japonica. The latter has oblong fruits while the former has round fruits. Unfortunately, the fruits are already yellowing and softening, and Chinese New Year is one month away. The timing is off, at least for this batch of plants.