*Dwarf YUZU Tree
*(image is for illustrative purposes only, actual tree may look different)
The YUZU [pronounced: yoo-zoo] is a small Japanese citrus fruit that resembles the outward appearance of a tangerine in both size and shape; however that is where the similarities abruptly end. The yuzu is yellow in appearance, with many large seeds and a small quantity of bitter or sour juice. In fact, some yuzus lack juice entirely and are instead filled with a mass of just pith and seeds!
So what the “heck” do you do with yuzus if you can’t eat them?
Here is where traditional Japanese cuisine comes in!The Yuzu is a commonly used fruit in Japan. They are very aromatic with a deep “citrusy” floral scent. The juice flavor is like a tart, citrus, “fusion” of lemon and lime. The fragrant peel is often minced small and added as a garnish to both soup or broiled or simmered fish. Sauces are often made from yuzu, as well as candied peel from the rind. You might recognize a “hint” of its flavor here in America from your favorite Japanese restaurant, if you have ever used soy-sauce ponzu. So go ahead, order your own YUZU tree to grow inside your home or if you live in the right climate, you can plant it and watch it grow it outside.
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO ORDERING: To allow for a shorter amount of time that your tree will be under the "stress of shipping", these young trees are shipped directly from our supplier to you. As soon as your tree is shipped, you will receive a tracking number in order to track your tree.
Also...when prepared for shipping, the soil is removed from the tree’s roots and they are carefully packed with moist wood shavings in a plastic bag. So, bare-rooted citrus trees should be planted in a 12-14” container, or in the ground and watered upon arrival.
And finally...due to USDA restrictions, citrus trees cannot be shipped to: Arizona, Texas and Florida.