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Which tree to plant in your garden to make candied fruit?


Stars of the brioche des rois for Epiphany or Italian panettone, candied fruits are easily made with fruit from your garden. Which ones to plant in metropolitan France? Our selection.

Many fruits lend themselves perfectly to candying.

If you like candied fruits, you can plant some fruit trees in your garden.

In addition to the classic orange and lemon trees, which grow more around the Mediterranean basin, you can opt for cherry trees, apricot trees, plum trees, clementine trees, etc.

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To note

Candiing has been used since Antiquity to allow better preservation of fresh fruit.

the apricot tree

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The apricot tree

(Prunus armeniaca)

is a small tree: it rarely exceeds 6 meters in height.

Native to China, this fruit tree is drought resistant.

It can, however, acclimatize to very low temperatures in winter.

Thus, in the North, it is recommended to plant it in espalier, against a wall, which makes it possible to return the heat.

The planting of the apricot tree is done at the beginning of winter.

Its flowering takes place between February and April, depending on the region.

It is one of the first fruit trees to bloom and adorn itself with white and pink flowers.

Apricots, on the other hand, mature in summer (from June to August).

To note

The apricot tree can be the victim of an attack of moniliosis, a particularly virulent fungus (

Monilia fructigena

) which weakens then kills the tree.

Read alsoApricot tree, still further north

The cherry tree

The cherry tree.

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The cherry tree 


is known for its round fruit with bright red skin, tender and transparent flesh.

It does not produce quite the same fruit as the Japanese cherry

(Prunus serrulata).

Cerasus is a


tree, native to regions from the Caspian Sea to Western Anatolia.

The cherry tree can adapt to all regions.

It can reach different heights, from 3 to 15 meters.

And its flowering takes place from April to May: its white and pink flowers are very fragrant.

To note

The cherry tree is subject to attacks by many insects and mites.

Read alsoWhy is my cherry tree only leafing?

The clementine

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The clementine tree

(Citrus clementina)

is a shrub resulting from a hybridization between a mandarin tree and an orange tree.

This tree, whose fruit is rich in vitamin C, can be grown both in pots and in the ground.

Like all citrus fruits, the clementine requires a sunny and sheltered location.

It is quite resistant to negative temperatures (down to -8°C), but be careful, severe frosts could condemn it.

It is recommended to plant the clementine tree in the fall or in the spring.

With copious watering in summer, its cream-colored flowers will diffuse an intoxicating fragrance.

As for the fruit, they will appear in winter.


Not to be confused with mandarin tree.

The mandarin is slightly larger than the clementine and contains many seeds.

plum tree

The plum tree.

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The plum tree or cultivated plum tree

(Prunus domestica)

is one of the least demanding of fruit trees.

Indeed, it can withstand temperatures down to -15°C and accepts practically all types of soil.

However, it is subject to attacks by moniliose, a devastating fungus at the approach of winter.

Plum trees are planted in the fall or early spring.

Plums reach maturity between the end of June and September depending on the variety.

To note

Since the plum tree is a stone tree, pruning should be done immediately after picking the fruit.

orange tree

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The orange tree

(Citrus Sinensis)

is highly valued for its juicy fruit.

Its white flowering, very fragrant, takes place in winter and until spring.

The flowers give spherical fruits of orange color.

Originally from Southeast Asia, the orange tree is an evergreen shrub that can reach up to 10 m in height.

Able to withstand temperatures down to -5°C, it must however be planted in pots in regions prone to frost.

Like all citrus fruits, the orange tree can be quickly attacked by spider mites or scale insects.

Place your tree in a ventilated place.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-06

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