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A cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit, tangelos are a delicious citrus fruit. Tangelos produce a bigger yield and larger fruit than other tangelos. They are virtually seedless and easy to peel.


Tangelo Tree

The Tangelo Tree is Sweetness Defined

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Citrus Planting Kit
Citrus Planting Kit

Our Citrus Kit allows you to easily pot up your citrus in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your citrus kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any citrus tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your citrus tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Citrus Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your citrus tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Citrus Planting Mix
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Planting Mix
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Tangelo Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Take a Look at why it’s so popular:

• Easy to grow in your garden or on the patio
• Reliable producer that will give you tons of sweet, juicy fruit
• Easy to peel makes it a favorite snack for kids
• Adapts well under a variety of planting conditions
• Grow healthy, organic fruit the whole family will enjoy

What is a Tangelo?
If you love tangerines and grapefruits, this tree is for you. Combining the sweet and refreshing tastes of both fruit, the Tangelo Tree offers distinctive taste with the convenience of being seedless. Requiring full to partial sun, it’s easy to grow and thrives practically anywhere. Not only are Tangelos packed with flavor, they’re also a great source of vitamins C and A. There’s no tastier way to stay healthy than by growing your own Tangelos.

Tangelo’s Taste will Win you Over
Whether you’re a fan of tangerines or grapefruits, one bite of a Tangelo and you’ll have a new favorite. For one, they’re more substantial than tangerines, making them a great snack choice. Not only that, as a hybrid between both fruits, they’re also more juicy and flavorful. Ripening from late autumn through late winter, after picking them off your tree, head over to the kitchen and devise delectable dinners like Baked Coconut Shrimp with Tangelo Salsa. It’ll have you saying viva la Tangelo!

Grow Organic Tangelos and Save
With its ability to fight off the pests and diseases that commonly plague most citrus fruit trees, growing your Tangelo Tree organically is easy and hassle free. Just imagine how much money you’ll save when you skip shopping at the organic market. With all the benefits this specimen has to offer, be sure to order your Tangelo Tree today.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus x tangelo
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Tangelo Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tangelo Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Tangelo Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Tangelo Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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This is a wonderful tree and I loved the fruit. We live in Pa, and get a ton of sun in our home over the winter. It was great. The tree shed some of her fruit (that's a natural thing to happen) She dropped some of them into my orange tree, I now have a seedling of a Tangelo tree that just popped up. So yes you can grow these from a baby fruit that didn't stay on the tree. So if your tree loses some of the fruit as babies, put them in some dirt and you will get a baby in about a month and a half.
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If I buy one plant, will it bear fruit?
sue t on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: I only have room for 1 outside Tangelo tree. I was wondering if I could use a patio version that would cross pollinate with it? And if so, should it also be a Tangelo?
Reply · Report · Kelly C on Feb 20, 2015
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Can the tangelo trees be the same type as they need to cross pollinate?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Yes it can be. I have two and I use one to pollinate the other. I was able to get a ton of Tangelos because of it
Reply · Report · Katie on Sep 14, 2014
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Hello - I am a novice when it comes to fruit trees. I bought 2 tangelo trees the other day and just planted them in containers (live in NJ) - in doing more research, I have come across conflicting views about cross pollination - some say its a nessessary, some say no, its fine on its own - something that in my research BEFORE buying them, I hadn't come across - Do I need another type of citrus tree for the tangelos to produce fruit. And if so, what kinds. I would like a clementine tree the best, would that work??? thank you.
Christopher K on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: Tangelo Trees are not self fertile. They need a mate to cross pollinate with. You made the correct choice by getting two of them. The two Tangelo Trees will cross pollinate with each other.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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do squirrels & other rodents like lemon or tangelo trees more?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2014
Best Answer: Although you really have to ask the squirrel itself about its preference we believe that squirrels and rodents enjoy lemon trees more. You can get a bird net to deter rodents and protect your tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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My Tangelo that I got in January Died and I have no idea why, should I get another one or do I live in a place that is just to cold? I live in Pa
Katie on Jun 11, 2014
Best Answer: Pennsylvania is a little too cold for a Tangelo Tree to grow outdoors, but it could survive if potted and taken inside when temperatures got too cold for it.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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Can this plant be shipped to the Phillipines?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2014
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How long until the tree will produce edible fruits?
Anne-Brigitte S on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: Mine has been planted in my yard a year this month. It seems to be going through a real growth spurt right now but, so far, has not bloomed, much less produced fruit. It made it through last winter outdoors with no problem. I put a string of Christmas tree lights - the kind with the larger, heat-producing, incandescent bulbs -around it for the colder nights. On the really cold (freezing) nights, I covered it with a black plastic lawn and garden bag to help contain the heat from the bulbs. And no, the bulbs did not melt the plastic where the bag contacted the bulbs - nor did the bulbs scorch the leaves. Hoping for fruit in year two.
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I live in Oklahoma, and when you say patio what does that exactly mean? My front porch has a patio and is covered. Would I keep it the tangelo tree on the patio and then when it is warm move the tree out in the sun. Also if it is in a container how big would the tree get?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Having lived in OK as well, Your winters will kill the tree if it is exposed. I live in Albuquerque NM and I bring mine in the house for the winter, once we start getting into the 50's at night. It is supposed to get 8'-12' tall, but I have mine in a big pot, I expect it will not grow past 6' this is my second year... so that is about the limit of my experience!
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Novice grower. I recently moved to Florida and fell in love with Honeybells. Are these like Honeybells?
Kelly C on Mar 1, 2015
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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