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Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree

Citrus reticulata

$49.95 (20% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Gold Nugget Mandarin 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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8 ft. pruned

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus reticulata

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The Golden Nugget Mandarin    

The Gold Nugget mandarin is a hybrid cross between two tangerine varieties:  the Wilkling and Kincy. 

The tree grows upright, reaching heights up to 12’, and can get just as wide when planted outside. You can even bring yours indoors and watch it grow. They make wonderful container plants that are easily managed with simple pruning.  

How is the Gold Nugget Different than other Mandarins?

Most mandarins take on the typical tangerine appearance, with a small stature and orange-red peel, but Gold Nugget mandarins look more like oranges.  Named for their golden yellow-orange color and pebble-like rind, they’re closer to the size of an orange, with a circumference up to 2.5”.  

The fruit has many remarkable features!

·         Seedless

·         Easy to Peel

·         Frost Tolerant

·         Disease Resistant

Perhaps the Juiciest Mandarin on Earth

Taste-testers claim that this is the sweetest, juiciest mandarin of them all.  This fruit averages a 50% juice content, so keep the paper towels handy! 

Not only are they a delicious snack any time of day, they’re great for juicing.  If you enjoy making your own freshly squeezed orange juice, this is the tree to own!  Fair warning:  juice squeezed from other oranges could forever fail in comparison!    

Late Ripening / Remarkably Long Season

You’ll receive an abundance of fruit during an exceptionally long harvest season.  In fact, the Gold Nugget mandarins start blooming as early as February / March, with the fruit holding on to the tree through July / August.

High Demand

Commercial grocery stores typically don’t carry mandarins because of their small size, but some merchants started carrying Golden Nugget mandarins in recent years.  Perhaps you’ve experienced the irresistible, juicy fruit already!

As consumers are discovering them, stores and farmer’s markets are receiving more and more requests to carry them.  The only problem: they sell out quickly, and California growers can’t keep up with the demand.  

Imagine having your own vast supply of delicious Gold Nugget mandarins when so many people are longing for them!  You’ll have a plethora of mandarins in no time with your own fast growing tree! 

Order now! Our Golden Nugget mandarin trees are selling just as quickly as their fruit flies off the shelves in retail!  

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Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree Pollination

Gold Nugget Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Plant arrived healthy and of reasonable size
Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree arrived of reasonable size and healthy looking. It's continuing to grow fine (in a winter-time grow tent) for about a month.
November 29, 2018
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree

Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree Planting Diretions

Planting Outside

When planting your Golden Nugget mandarin outdoors, choose a location with full sun. These trees don’t do well in standing water, so make sure the soil can fully drain. If the area has poor drainage, you should create a raised bed to protect the roots from being inundated by too much water.


Your tree should be watered thoroughly once every 7 to 10 days. Rain will add to the moisture levels, so skip watering if you’ve had recent rain showers. You should not water the plant if the soil is wet within two inches from the surface level.


When planting multiple trees, they should be spaced 12’to 15’ apart. Use a balanced fertilizer and ensure that the entire root system is covered.


Planting near your home will help provide protection from frost if the temperatures dip. If you do not reside in Zone 9 or Zone 10, we recommend you plant your tree in a container and bring it inside during the winter.


Planting in a Container

Your container should be big enough to allow the Golden Nugget mandarin’s roots to spread. Putting a layer of crushed stone in the bottom of the pot will help with the drainage.  Fill your pot 1/3 full with potting soil, then add 2 inches of compost.  Water it well.


Running your heat during the winter can cause your citrus to dry out.  A humidifier can help add moisture back into the air and provide a more humid atmosphere for your plant.  If you don’t have a humidifier, you can mist your plant with water daily.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Trying to grow a citrus indoors in oklahoma city.
Marlon R on Dec 9, 2018
Best tasting fruit in the world
Kelly M on Nov 14, 2018
Trying to grow a citrus indoors in oklahoma city.
Marlon R on Dec 9, 2018
Description states it will grow in Zone 8 which is where I live. Hoping it will grow well.
Sylvia S on Nov 15, 2018
Best tasting fruit in the world
Kelly M on Nov 14, 2018
i love fruit and want to grow my own food
brenda t on Sep 17, 2018
Love mandarins
Gregory C on Sep 15, 2018
Good reviews would love to get some citrus growing in New England even if its in a pot!
Brenda G on Aug 17, 2018
CHARLES E on May 24, 2018
I have one already along with other types of mandarin trees and this is by far the best. Going to purchase more in the future.
Christopher C on Apr 6, 2017
I love the Cuties that I buy in the store but I want to have my own source in my own backyard. So wonderful to be able to pick your own fruit and the satisfaction of having grown them yourself out weighs the wait for them to grow.
Lynda M on Mar 18, 2017
Like to try one
Christian E on Mar 4, 2017
Like the sound of the fruit that the tree bears. A suitable companion to my other citrus trees.
Brian S on Feb 27, 2017
Description states it will grow in Zone 8 which is where I live. Hoping it will grow well.
Sylvia S on Nov 15, 2018
i love fruit and want to grow my own food
brenda t on Sep 17, 2018
If I am planting and keeping inside. How big should the pot be?
Christy P on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on what size container it will come in. You would want to gradually move up into bigger containers as the tree grows, to much soilless medium surrounding the citrus plant’s roots will bring you high moisture health issues.
Do these have thorns? Wanting to put inside, but have small children.
Tara B on Nov 20, 2018
I live in St. Paul, MN. I'm planning to buy it and plan it inside until it gets bigger. Once it gets bigger, will it be okay to plant it outside throughout all 4 seasons?
Pakou X on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Because you live in St. Paul, Mn, I would check to see what is the lowest temperature the Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree can go to and still live. Just guessing around 28 to 32 degrees for mature tree.
Since the tree flowers in Feb/Mar does it self-pollinate?
James J on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are self-fertile.
Is there a sweet scent from
The flowers?
Cyli H on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will have a sweet scent.

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