CHINOTTO CITRUS MYRTIFOLIA - plant generic
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  • CHINOTTO CITRUS MYRTIFOLIA - plant generic
  • CHINOTTO CITRUS MYRTIFOLIA - plant generic

CHINOTTO CITRUS MYRTIFOLIA - info

CITRUS MYRTIFOLIA = CHINOTTO

It grows as a small tree up to 3 metres and the leaves resemble those of the myrtle (that's why his second name myrtifolia).

This is the plant that is used to produce the eponymous drink.

Already in Europe throughout the 1800's until the first world war it was used to drink sugary or digestive or wine or alcoholic beverages as absinthe.

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Light
Sun direct
Recommended temperature
Greater than 3 °C
Watering
Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
Season of Availability on the market - in Bloom with forced cultivation
December January February March April
Origin
Maybe coming from China towards the end of the '500 imported from livorno or savona. According to others, the plant is native to the Mediterranean, where it would be developed for a mutation from the sour orange.
Family
Rutaceae.
Various
Unique among the citrus, the chinotto is devoid of thorns.