Friday, January 8, 2016

My Calamansi Tree


       Calamansi is a tree abundant here in the Philippines. It's called Calamondin in other countries. It's a small sour fruit from the citrus family that's being used as condiment (with soy sauce) and about four to five pieces of which squeezed in a glass of water with a small amount of sugar or honey
becomes a very tasty juice rich in Vitamin C. It is our version of lemon here. Some people I knew used this as bleach whether for their clothes or their skin.

A photo of my old tree.
        I planted a Calamansi tree about three years ago and here it is now. It was raining on New Year's Eve here so maybe the tree liked it a lot because after a few days when I take a look at it, I saw it covered with several white flowers. I didn't realize until I came near that it's flowers are very fragrant.


         I got too excited seeing lots of beautiful fragrant flowers, I took a lot of photos because I feel accomplished having just planted this from seed. I hope to have more of these at our mini farm soon. I'm excited!



       Happy Weekend my loves!

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46 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhh...I so envy you, Lei! I love the calamansi. I buy it all the time to make drinks and for cooking. :D

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    1. We use it a lot for cooking too and marinating. I will plant more this year! It's just so fun to see Sharon. Thanks!

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  2. Cool! I love calamansi too, & we used to serve that onboard S'pore Airlines when I was still flying with them. Hey Lei, I've just like your FB page & would love to have you follow me there too. xoxo

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    1. I will plant more this year. I just did Shirley! Thanks for doing that!

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  3. what a great tree with white charming flowers

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    1. Hopefully they'll turn into a lot of Calamansi fruits in a few months Gosia! Thanks a lot!

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  4. It is gorgeous, Lei! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos.

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  5. Pretty blossoms and a lovely tree. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. It's so nice!
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  7. I have a potted one here. I love calamansi, and I prefer them to lemons.

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    1. Oh good! I planted a lemon once but it didn't live long, probably because of the weather. Thanks Kayni!

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  8. I have never heard of such a tree but it is so lovely! I used to love to plant things and watch them grow. Perhaps I will get back into it, sounds fun.

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    1. Yes, please start soon Shamu. It will give you a good oxygen supply plus it will help clean the air you breathe. It is fun! xoxo

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  9. very nice post ! Keep working dear ! I wish all the best for you !
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  10. We also have a Calamansi tree. My mom planted it :)

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Shaira and Alyssa! You can always plant again! Thanks!

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  11. How cool to plant and see the success of the seed beautiful.

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  12. We don't have this kind of tree here, it's so pretty! :)

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  13. Hi Lei! When you mentioned in you rprofile that you love gardening, I knew instantly I'd have tons of things to read here. I dream of having a farm house and start an edible garden. It's not happening soon because of my current living arrangement, but someday, it will. Have a great day in Bulacan! I'm hail from Nueva Ecija naman (promdi living is the best!) but lives in Manila and Bacoor at present. :)

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    1. Hi Edel! I'm so happy to know that! You're definitely right, promdi living is the best ever!

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  14. I really adore calamansi tree the most, its fruit bear refreshing limes.

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    xo, Alyssa

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  15. Love this!


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  16. What a gorgeous tree. We don't have anything like that around here.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. I ate lots of them when I was in Manila. How nice to have a calamansi tree in your own yard.

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    1. Wow, great to know you've been to Manila! I'm planning too have more of 'em! Thanks Angie!

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  18. Wow. I hope we had here also in UAE though it's not possible due to weather.
    It's one of the things i miss in PH- calamansi

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    1. Aww, Calamansi can't live in the desert. Take care buntis!

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  19. Such a pretty tree! I really want to try the fruit and see how the flowers smell :) xx

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    1. It is Nev! I hope you find and see this tree and tastes its fruit, But I doubt there'd be one in London. xo

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  20. So nice!


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  21. calamansi has a lot of benefits to give..especially on digestion..love that healthy calamansi Lei..

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