• Grows anywhere in the US as a patio plant
• Withstands brief temps down to 12-15F
• Sweet, Delicious Orange
• Easy to peel, virtually seedless
You probably bought these and didn’t even realize it. They look, taste and peel just like Clementines… it’s difficult to tell them apart.
Stores package them in the webbed bags in the winter and everyone assumes they are Clementines. Satsumas are Mandarin oranges, but technically are not Clementines.
Owari Satsumas are one of the most cold tolerant orange trees you can grow.
Southern states can plant directly in the ground. If you live in an area that gets occasional temps below 12-15F, you can throw a frost blanket over your tree to add a few degrees of protection. Colder and Northern areas can pot Satsumas in large containers and move them indoors or in the garage during extreme temperatures.
They make a great looking winter houseplant, with their bright oranges against deep green leaves.
Prune them to your desired size. If left untrimmed, they will eventually grow up to 10-12 feet tall.
Satsumas are drought tolerant and very easy to grow.
Like most citrus trees, they like to dry out before being watered. So you can go on vacation and never worry about them.
A small tree will produce an amazing amount of fruit. Let them ripen on the tree, for an orange much sweeter than what you buy in the store. You get a continual supply of fresh vitamin C all winter long. Plus your tree has been bearing fruit for at least one season, so you won’t have to wait on it to mature. Just plant then pick.
These large trees will sell out, so we recommend that you order soon while they are still available.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Owari Satsuma.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
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.
Next, separate the roots of your Owari Satsuma 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.
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 Owari Satsuma 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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