Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8 ft. pruned
- Mature Width:
- 5-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus nobilis x Citrus
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, AL, DC
Grow Tons of Juicy Mandarins in Any Climate!
You don't have to live in a warm client to grow these mandarins. Kinnow Mandarins need the sunshine, but that doesn't mean you have to live in a sunny state to grow them. They are really easy to grow inside. Just keep the tree outside until the temperature drops below 50, and then place it near a sunny window indoors. As a bonus, you'll get to enjoy the fresh, summery fragrance of the winter harvest in your home.
Fill your home and garden with the tempting smell of citrus. It doesn't matter if you keep your tree outside or indoors, you'll love the way the fragrance of the fruit and flowers fills the air. Sweet, floral notes come from the clusters of small white flowers. The Kinnow Mandarins produce an undeniably sweet, citrus smell. The combination of fragrances will give your home or garden a cheerful, comforting aroma.
They're really easy to grow. Drought-tolerant and used to dry, hot climates, the Kinnow Mandarin tree doesn't require much. There's no need for constant watering or pruning. Whether you're a skilled fruit grower or you've never grown anything before, you will love how easy this tree is to care for.
Without much effort, grow tons of mandarins. Some Kinnow Mandarins produce over 1,000 fruits each year. Though your tree may not be as productive, you'll certainly never run out of sweet, tempting mandarins to satisfy your cravings. They're easy to freeze, so you don't have to worry about spoiled fruit. Of course, you'll have plenty of mandarins to offer your friends and family too.
Kinnow Mandarins aren't just for eating either. You'll probably never get tired of the sweet, refreshing taste of your mandarins, but if you're looking for a little variety, you can do other things with your Kinnows instead of eating them all. Kinnows are really juicy and make an excellent alternative to orange juice. You can even use the peel to make your own citrus perfume. The uses are nearly endless.
They're really healthy too. Don't feel guilty about eating these sweet treats. From cancer fighting carotenoids to cholestrol lowering synephrine, Kinnows are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins for your health.
Start growing your Kinnow Mandarins today. Enticing fragrance and sweet, nutritious fruit easily grown from a gorgeous tree - you'll love everything the Kinnow Mandarin tree adds to your home or garden. Order yours today!
Kinnow Mandarin Tree Pollination
Kinnow Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Kinnow Mandarin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Planting & Care
Outdoor Planting Instructions: If planting outdoors, choose a spot in your yard that receives at least 6 hours of sun every day. Make sure the soil is well-drained. Mandarin's do not do well in overly moist soils. Sandy, loamy soils are ideal. Dig a hole in the ground that is twice as wide as the root ball. Place your tree in the hole, with 1 inch of the root ball sticking out from the top of the soil. Water thoroughly after planting. Add a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree, but keep the mulch 6 inches away from the tree trunk.
Container Planting Instructions: Plant your tree in a large pot that gives the roots room to grow. Plant in well-draining, loose soil and make sure your container has proper drainage holes. Adding equal parts sand, moss and vermiculite is the best combination for ideal growth. As your tree grows, if roots begin to come out of the drainage holes, you will need to repot your plant in a larger container. You can keep your plant outside during the warmest months, but when temperatures begin to drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, you'll need to begin training the tree to move indoors. Training is easy, simply bring your tree inside for 1 hour on the first day and increase the time inside by 2-3 hours each day. If you move your plant back outside during the summer, you'll need to retrain it in the same way. Always keep your tree in the sunniest location possible, whether indoors or outdoors.
Watering: Water new plants twice a week until established. Once the tree is established, only water every 7-10 days. Never overwater your Mandarin tree.
Fertilization: Use a citrus fertilizer in March, May and June. Follow the instructions on the package, but divide the amount by 3. When applying the fertilizer, water the tree lightly to dissolve the fertilizer into the soil.
Pruning: Prune in the spring when new growth emerges. Remove all dead and dying limbs or branches that grow from the bottom of the tree. During the first 2 years of growth, remove all the fruit once the blooms have died. This allows the tree the ability to use all the nutrients, and it encourages new growth.
Pests: When watering your tree, spray the leaves and branches with a hose to knock off any larva or eggs. If you see any eggs, larva or worms sprayed off, be sure to put them in a sealed trash bag and throw them away to prevent them from re-inhabiting the tree. You may also spray your tree with insecticidal soap in Spring. If your tree becomes infested, you will need to use an insect oil to rid the tree of pests and prevent diseases.
Harvesting: Mandarins should be harvested as soon as they being to turn orange. They will continue to ripen on the branch, and can spoil very quickly, especially during the rainy season.
Storage: Mandarins can be kept at room temperature for up to a week, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for a year. To freeze mandarins, peel and cut them into wedges. Boil simple syrup and pour over wedges. Freeze in an airtight container.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
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