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:
- 4-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus riticulata 'W. Murcott'
- 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
A Sweet, Juicy and Beautiful Mandarin
Everyone loves Murcott Honey Mandarins for their sweet, refreshing juice. These mandarins are known for their abundance of fresh, colorful juice. When you bite into one of these mandarins, you'll get a mouth full of the sweetest citrus juice you've ever had.
The deep orange color of the fruit is a showstopper. The Murcott Honey Mandarin tree produces gorgeous, dark red-orange fruit. The juice from the fruit is so vibrant; it's nearly pumpkin colored. You'll love the reaction you get from your family and guests when you serve them a bright, fresh mandarin juice.
These are a sweet treat you can feel great about eating. Don't let the incredibly sweet flavor fool you, Murcott Honey Mandarins are packed with Vitamin C, fiber and beneficial flavanoids to boost your immune system, fight inflammation and give you a surge of natural energy. Give your family the treat of fresh-squeezed mandarin juice and relish in the health benefits.
An early harvest gives you fresh, summer fruit in the coldest months. From December until March, you'll get a bountiful harvest of Murcott Mandarins. If you live in a colder state, you'll need to plant your tree in a container and bring it inside to protect the fruit from the frost. Lucky for you, your home will be filled with the fresh fragrance of cheerful citrus during the cold winter.
The Murcott Honey Mandarin tree is gorgeous through every season. During the summer and fall, before your harvest appears, large, white blossoms bloom. These blossoms, contrasted against the dark, evergreen leaves will look incredible against autumn foliage. Of course, in the winter and early spring, the deep orange fruit will add cheerfulness and brightness to your home or garden.
Don't let this juicy treat pass you by. Imagine waking up on Sunday morning and walking over to your Murcott Honey Mandarin tree and picking fresh mandarins to squeeze for breakfast. Go ahead and order your trees today to guarantee this sweet treat will be a part of your future mornings.
Murcott Honey Mandarin Tree Pollination
Murcott Honey Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Murcott Honey 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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
Growing Zone Finder.
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|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|