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Citrus-Citron medica 'Assads'


Citrus medica 'Assads' forms fragrant lemon-like fruits with thick peel called an etrog. They are used for the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles (Sukkot).

Citrus medica 'Assads' is a citron that forms fragrant lemon-like fruits with thick peel that are used for the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles (Sukkot) and known as an etrog. ‘Assads’ is an etrog selection from Morocco dating back at least 2000 years. Our plants have been grown only from own-root cuttings or seed for 2000 years and so are considered Kosher. How's that for an heirloom cultivar?!

Common Name: Kosher Etrog - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - North Africa

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