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- Citrus x reticulata 'California Honey' The Honey Mandarin tree produces sweet, seedless, and easy to peel fruit. They have thin skin that is red-orange in color. Also sold as tangerines, the fruit can become medium to large in size. The tree produces fragrant, ...
- Citrus reticulata 'Dancy' Dancy mandarin trees produce fruits with sweet and tangy flesh that is very delicious. This variety has seeds and easy-to-peel skin. Mandarin trees have fragrant white flower blossoms in late Spring and fruits ripen in the...
- Citrus unshiu The Satsuma Mandarin tree produces sweet and juicy fruit with puffy, very easy to peel skin. Considered to be an ugly looking fruit with an unusual shape. It has a very delicious flavor and is a moderately sized tree that ...
- Tango mandarin is sweet, tangy, seedless, and easy to peel. Tango mandarin is a very delicious, juicy, and very popular variety grown by the largest farmers in California.
Mandarin trees for sale in Los Angeles, California are relatively difficult to find due to the strict regulations required of nurseries. However, we at Paradise Nursery follow all requirements to continue to be a great source of mandarin fruit trees.
The mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata) is a small, evergreen tree native to Asia. They’re known for producing sweet and easy-to-peel fruits called mandarins or tangerines. These fruits are a popular citrus variety and are enjoyed around the world for their juicy, flavorful flesh.
Here are some key characteristics and information about mandarin trees:
- Appearance: Mandarin trees typically have dark green, glossy leaves. The fruit is generally small and round, with a thin, loose peel that is easy to remove.
- Varieties: There are several different varieties of mandarin oranges, including Clementines, Satsumas, and Tangelos, each with its own unique flavor profile and appearance.
- Growing Conditions:
- Climate: Mandarin trees thrive in subtropical to tropical climates. They prefer warm, humid conditions but can also tolerate some cold weather, depending on the variety.
- Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for healthy mandarin tree growth. They prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil pH levels.
- Propagation: All our Mandarin trees are grafted.
- Care and Maintenance:
- Watering: Water regularly, especially during dry periods. However, do not let water stand, so well-drained soil is important.
- Fertilizing: Mandarin trees benefit from balanced fertilizers that contain essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
- Pruning: Prune to help maintain the shape of the tree and improve air circulation, which is important for preventing diseases.
- Harvesting: Mandarins are typically ready for harvest in the late fall and winter months, depending on the variety and climate. They should be picked when they are fully colored and have a slightly loose peel.
- Common Uses: Eat Mandarin oranges fresh. However, also eat in salads, desserts, and as a flavoring in various dishes and beverages. They are rich in vitamin C and other essential nutrients.
- Cultural Significance: Mandarins hold cultural significance in many parts of the world. Particularly in Chinese culture where they are associated with good luck and prosperity, especially during the Chinese New Year.
Plant Care Information
How To Water
The quantity and frequency of water to provide is based on the tree’s maturity – Fully saturate most soils with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15-size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production.
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use of organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Plant Trees under at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight in fertilized soil that drains well. Provide enough water to saturate roots at the right frequency to develop good-quality fruits. To grow healthy trees, trim using proper techniques at the right time to prevent biotic pest problems and protect from abiotic Stresses like wind and heat. Sunlight Sensitive plants can burn if they receive direct afternoon sunlight in hot climates due to heat stress. Use shade to prevent this damage.