Citrus reticulata 'NuClem'
NuClem is a type of the familiar Clementine mandarin or tangerine that is rather special in our lineup of relatively cold hardy citrus fruits. Our friend and citrus guru Tom McClendon who shared this with us offers the following information:
"NuClem is a nucellar Clementine, meaning that it comes true from seed. Most Clementines are polyembryonic, meaning that seeds will almost always produce hybrids with other citrus nearby. NuClem also is distinctive in its cold-hardiness, having proven reliably hardy in Montezuma, GA, making it probably on par with Satsuma. Fruit is globular, about two inches in diameter, with a mildly adherent peel more like an orange than a mandarin. Fruit quality is excellent."
As with other citrus it is an evergreen tree with fragrant white flowers and should be planted in a sandy, well-drained soil and irrigated when needed. In areas where it is borderline hardy it should be planted in a spot that is sheltered from north and northwest winds and otherwise protected as needed during low temperature events.
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