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Citrus sudachi

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sudachi is a member of the Citrus family. Its botanical name is Citrus sudachi.

Slow-growing citrus, thought to be a wild hybrid between an ichang papeda and some variety of mandarin.

Fruit has a slightly skunky, papeda-meets-lime aroma, thin rind, very juicy, and extremely sour, like a mix of key lime and sour tangerine. Fruit is golf ball-sized, and forms in tight bunched clusters, green at first, ripening to a yellowish-orange color.

sudachi grows as an annual and is an edible fruit. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.

China is believed to be where sudachi originates from.

sudachi is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about sudachi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow sudachi

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Loves light. Seedlings will be frost sensitive. Mature plants (due to papeda ancestry) will be able to handle brief frosts with no problem.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately.

See our list of companion Plants for sudachi to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing sudachi from seed

Dried seed has lower germination rate. With fresh seed, clip the extreme tip, very carefully not damaging the embryo to speed up germination.

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sudachi Folklore & Trivia

Used in Japanese cuisine, mainly as a garnish, though also occasionally in soft drinks and sorbets.

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