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Cold-Hardy Citrus For Effortless Flavor
The Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree is just as unique as its name! These trees are special due to their impressive cold hardiness that sets them apart from other citrus trees.
This means you’re not limited when it comes to planting locations. Even if you’re in a colder climate, you can still enjoy this delicious fruit that can withstand brief temperature drops down to 12 to 15 degrees.
And speaking of delicious, these satsumas, which are small oranges, have a tantalizing flavor profile that’ll keep you coming back for more! Plus, they’re easy to peel with very few seeds, so you can simply enjoy them!
You may have bought this variety at the grocery store without even knowing. Well, now you can grow them from home for both quality and convenience. After all, homegrown always tastes better and fresher!
Start growing and eating healthful oranges from home with the Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree!
NOTE: This product is specific to Georgia. Find Owari Satsuma Mandarins available in other states.
Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Pollination
Owari Satsuma Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight - 6 to 8 hours per day is best. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity, so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water.
If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside for the winter. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in (1 to 2 pot sizes) that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.
2. Watering: Set a weekly watering schedule for the best results. After watering, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
But for potted Mandarin Trees, it's easiest to stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels more dry at that depth. When you're ready to water, stop once you see water escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
3. Pollination: This tree is self-fertile and will produce fruit on its own, but if you want to increase your crop size, you can provide additional pollination by hand. To do this, simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.
4. Fertilizing: Feed your Mandarin Tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, such as the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months.
5. Pruning: Prune ground-planted Mandarins in any season (except for winter) by making 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Mandarin.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||8 ft. pruned|
|Mature Width:||10 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus reticulata 'Owari'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, TX|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|