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Orange, Bitter

  Orange, BitterScientific Name: Poncirus trifoliata
Common Name:  Bitter Orange
Other Common Names: Chih, Chih K'O, Golden Apple, Hardy Orange, Hardy-orange, Japanese Bitter Orange, Karatati, Kou Chu, Trifoliate Orange, Wild Orange
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 5-11
Germination: Easy.  90% of seed germinates. Limbs root easy in damp soil.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Uses: Culinary
Notes: The fruits are used to make marmalade.

Poncirus trifoliata. Thorns are used in treatment of toothache.  Other uses in cold remedies. Due to its hardy nature, citrus stems is often drafted to the rootstock.  Produces very little juice in fruit, but if stored for 2 weeks, can produce 20% juice.  Birds love it for nesting due to protection from hawks, owls, and even cats!  The thorns are very good protection.  Barrier plant for protection of property.  

Price: $3.95/pkt

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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