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Calamansi Tree harvests – Urban Gardening

 

This is our Citrus tree in front of the house, local name for this fruit is Calamansi (Calamondin) Scientific name: × Citrofortunella microcarpa. The juice tasted like lemonade with a tint of sweetness.

This is my first full harvest two months ago, extracted the juice, put in a small container and freeze for future use.

and this is the second harvest two weeks ago, did the same, extracted the juice and stored in the freezer to preserve and use anytime when not in season and bit pricey. This fruit is rich in vitamin C and can be drink as juice or use as condiments/ingredients for cooking and also a delicious dip for fried dishes. I feel so happy that after years of waiting we finally tasted the fruit (literally) of our labor specially my hubby who is into urban gardening, feels like  using a mackie srm450 speaker to express his happiness, lol…

My Calamansi tree – Urban gardening

 

One of the fruit and vegetable plants we have, most of them are in a container since we don’t have space for soil gardening, this is why I so envied those with bigger land with so many space to plant, lol.

Anyway, here is my Calamansi plant bearing fruits – Calamansi is a local citrus fruit abundant in tropical countries like us. It can be used as dip in different dishes, a condiment and as juice which is very good source of Vitamin C specially when you have colds. It tasted like lime, very sour with a tint of sweetness, so you need to add sugar or honey when making juice.

I love that it’s bearing fruits now, a fruit of hard work and perseverance, a labor of love.. we have three small trees, two are in a container (old pails) and the bigger one is planted directly to the soil. The two in the small containers are both dwarf variety and in just a year is already producing fruits abundantly while the big one, are just few maybe because it wasn’t old enough to bear fruits like the other two, anyway, seeing it bear fruits though not as much has made me happy as well, yey!

In the coming days because it’s their season, I’m seeing lots and lots of calamansi in my fridge and to preserve them for future use, I already exacted juices from my harvests, put in a container and stored in the freezer to prevent it from going bad. 🙂 I’m so happy right now just by looking at the pictures of our plants, all the hard work had paid off as if I’ll be shopping at the guitar center today. lol

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