Malta Citrus sinensis is a hybrid citrus fruit that is a cross between a pomelo and a mandarin orange. The fruit is round or oblate, with a thick rind that is deep orange in color. The flesh of the Malta is orange, juicy, and slightly acidic. The fruit is typically eaten fresh, or used in juices and other beverages.
-Malta is rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immunity and skin health.
-The fruit is also a good source of dietary fiber, which can promote digestive health.
-Malta Citrus sinensis contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage.
How to care for
– Citrus sinensis should be stored in a cool, dry place.
-The fruit can be eaten fresh, or juiced.
-To juice a Malta, cut the fruit in half and use a juicer or blender.
Plant requires moderate watering. Allow the soil to dry out between watering.
Citrus sinensis prefers warm temperatures. It can tolerate some cold, but frost will damage the fruit.
Plant benefits from a monthly application of fertilizer during the growing season. Use a balanced fertilizer that is low in nitrogen.
Type of Soil
Citrus sinensis grows best in well-drained, sandy soil.
Pests and Diseases
Plant is susceptible to pests such as aphids, scale, and mealybugs. Diseases that can affect the fruit include citrus canker and greening.
Plant can be propagated by seed or by grafting. To propagate by seed, plant the seeds in well-drained soil. To graft, take a cutting from a healthy Malta tree and graft it onto the rootstock of another citrus tree.
Citrus sinensis makes an attractive ornamental tree. The fruit can be used in juices and other beverages.