Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 8 ft. pruned
- Mature Width:
- 8-12 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- 2-3 years
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus reticulata
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
The Frost Tolerant, Seedless Mandarin
Why Gold Nugget Mandarin Trees?
The Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree is a hybrid cross between two tangerine varieties: The Wilkling and Kincy. And because it's a hybrid tree, it offers the best of two separate plants, with upright, carefree growth and unique flavor.
Gold Nugget Mandarins look more like oranges. Most mandarins take on the typical tangerine appearance, with a small stature and orange-red peel. Named for their golden yellow-orange color and pebble-like rind, they’re closer to the size of an orange, made even better by the fact that they're seedless, easy to peel, disease resistant and even frost tolerant.
Plus, the Gold Nugget has been called the sweetest, juiciest mandarin of them all. So, not only are they a delicious snack any time of day, they’re great for juicing. And you’ll receive an abundance of fruit during an exceptionally long harvest season. In fact, the Gold Nugget Mandarin Trees start blooming as early as February or March, with the fruit holding on to the tree through July and August.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Commercial grocery stores typically don’t carry mandarins because of their small size, but with our Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree, you'll have its exquisite taste in your own garden.
Imagine having your own vast supply of delicious Gold Nugget Mandarins. And the best part? Not only do we carry this second-to-none tree, but we also plant, grow and nurture it, long before shipping, so you get a healthier root system and more developed branching.
The only problem: They sell out quickly. Don't wait - get your own Gold Nugget Mandarin Tree today!
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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Healthy and happy plant
I am happy with my purchase. Repotted my plants and left outdoor in zone 8A. Will plant them in ground in spring. I am exited to see them grow bigger.
Even better than expected
I am so impressed with the tree I received. It is apparent why this company has 5 star reviews all over this site. I got one of the healthiest plants I have even seen shipped, and the shipping was incredibly fast. Also, well packed. Green, luscious, and it went through zero shock when I transplanted it. Since I recieved it, it has yet to have one leaf turn brown, or fall off. Within a week of getting it, a blossom formed. It was only one, so I don't think it will fruit, but still. I am so impressed. This will be my go-to site for hard to find plants. This company does plants, delivery, and service right!
They all were packed nicely and healthy. Definitely will order again. Thanks
Planting & Care
1. Planting: When planting your Golden Nugget Mandarin, choose a location with full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). and well-drained soil.
When you're ready to plant, select a container that's about twice the width of your plant's shipped container, use balanced potting soil, place your tree and backfill the soil. Mulch around the tree to retain moisture and water the area to settle the tree's roots.
If you're planting outside, the instructions are similar - dig a hole that's large enough to accommodate your tree's root ball, place your tree and backfill the soil. Mulch around the tree and then water to settle the tree's roots.
2. Watering: 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.
3. Fertilizing: Use a balanced fertilizer or citrus-specific blend, like the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, and ensure that the entire root system is covered when you apply. Follow the label instructions and fertilize your tree in spring and summer.
4. Pruning: Remove any suckers from the base, and remove dead, damaged or diseased areas. After your tree is done fruiting, prune during dormancy to allow light to penetrate the center.
FGT Tip: A humidifier can help add moisture back into the air and provide a more humid atmosphere for your plant during winter if you've brought your Gold Nugget indoors. If you don’t have a humidifier, you can mist your plant with water daily.
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|