|Mature Height:||8 ft. pruned|
|Mature Width:||4-6 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus reticulata Blanco|
|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|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
A Hybrid That’s Sweet and Mild
The Pixie Mandarin, also referred to as Pixie Tangerine is the result of a cross-pollination between King and Dancy.
If you enjoy the flavor of juicy oranges, but don’t care for the sweet-tart taste that can make you pucker, you’ll like the Pixie. They have a mild, yet sugary-sweet flavor that you won’t get with other mandarins.
Like most mandarins, Pixies are small, but these are packed with many advantages.
Easy to Peel and Seedless
Grow your own Pixies and share with your friends and neighbors. One unique quality is that they’re exceptionally easy to peel.
Toss a couple to the kiddos and they can peel their own with ease! Plus, there are no seeds which means less mess.
An Affordable Way to Stay Healthy and Look Younger
Pixie tangerines are packed with Vitamin C, which offers many health and beauty benefits.
Vitamin C is known to boost the immune system, and treat the common cold in addition to aiding in lowering hyper tension, treating cancer and combating stroke.
Your own Pixie tree can produce fruit that helps you maintain a healthy youthful appearance. The high level of Vitamin C in this fruit will stimulate cell growth from the inside out, and improve elasticity of the skin. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that Vitamin C intake reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and dryness of the skin.
You Can Grow this Tree No Matter Where You Live
You don’t have to reside in a tropical climate to enjoy the beauty and delicious fruit from the Pixie tree.
Pixie mandarins grow best outdoors in Zones 9 and 10, but they do well indoors, grown in containers in cooler zones. Because they’re a dwarf variety, they don’t take up much space.
They have something to offer year-round. You’ll enjoy its fragrant dark green leathery leaves and flowers in the summer. The deep orange, juicy fruit is yours to relish in winter months.
Your Pixies will bloom from March through June; maturing in late winter. The fruit stays on the tree until early spring in most zones, although in zones 9 and 10, can hang on until early summer.
Pixie Mandarin Tree Pollination
Pixie Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Pixie Mandarin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
When planting outdoors, you’ll need a location that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Pixies require well drained, fertile soil. If the drainage is poor in the area where you wish to plant, you should create a raised bed.
Dig your hole and add plenty of compost to the soil that will go back in to cover the roots. Fill the hole with water and make sure the water drains fully before placing the tree and backfilling.
If you’re growing your Pixie in a container inside, it will also need plenty of sunlight so be sure to place the container in front of a window. You’ll want to start off with a pot that is 2” larger than your tree’s roots, and one that allows it to drain well. You can move to a larger container as your plant grows.
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 & 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 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
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 $15||$11.95|
|$179 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
- San Diego
Just got it planted a short while ago. Seems to like it's new home.
Item arrived a couple weeks later than what I was told when ordered, though I am quite pleased with the product. I would order again from this company and would recommend them to a friend.
So far has new growth and is setting flowers. Doing well in San Diego county
Planted it a few weeks ago. The tree arrived in super excellent condition. So far it's taken to the potting and looks great no need for photos yet s looks just like I got it.