Yellow to orange skinned citrus, usually medium sized, with highly fragrant rind and flesh. Flavor is acidic and tart. The fruit is relatively rare, and highly prized.
Small tree, from 6-25ft in height. Fruits usually ripen towards the end of Fall, earlier than many other citrus.
The yuzu is one of the hardiest of citrus fruits, reportedly surviving to 10F.
Reasonably adaptable to various climates, from tropical to subtropical and Mediterranean. Provide water throughout the growing season and during dry months. Will not stand long droughts.
By seeds and grafts. In general, citrus are prone to hybridization and while Yuzu seems to produce close to parent, hybridization is always possible when growing from seeds.
The juice and rind and used in drinks and flavorings. Fragrance is extracted for use in perfumes, lotions, and soaps.
Native to China, commercially cultivated in Japan.