Mandarin Trees or Citrus reticulata are a relatively small growing citrus grown for the small sweet fruit. With mant varieties available for sale a few of the more popular include the imperial mandarine and emporer both with easy to peel skins with imperial being early fruiting and emporer more of a mid season tree. Othe popular varieties include ellendale and honey murcott
Care and Cultivation
Like most citrus trees Mandarin Trees prefer a sunny position in a well drained but moist soil. Mandarin trees can be grown in pots and containers.
A frost free position is required and a regular feed with a specialist citrus fertilizer will be sufficient , keep moist but not wet.
For the home garden the emporer mandarin is one of the best we have seen, it seems to fruit over a longer period, which is great for a longer supply of fruit. Try to find a position in full sun and with protection from cold winds and frosts for best results.
Looking for something different ? Try the ‘dekopon’ or ‘sumo citrus’ mandarin. (Pictured Right) Developed in Japan and only recently arrived in Australia the depekon is not readily available in retail nurseries yet, it is seedless and easy to peel.
‘Emperor’ has a pale orange skin that is easy to peel, great flavour and sweet especially early season and mid season, late season fruit tends to be a little dry. Loose skin that is very easy to peel.
‘Imperial’ Another ‘easy peel’ variety that is early season.
‘Satsuma Miho’ (Citrus unshiu ‘Miho’ ) Extra early, very sweet easy peeling smallish fruit from this slow growing variety. A great tree for smaller yards and can be grown in a pot or container.
Mandarin Satsuma Okitsu Wase Another excellent early variety, read about Mandarin Satsuma Okitsu Wase
Mandarin Trees are available for sale online from the following growers and nurseries
Mail order fruit tree nursery with over 200 temperate climate fruit trees.
Heritage varieties and dwarf fruit trees. Apple Trees, Stone Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Fruit.
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For Mandarin Trees for sale in QLD try form the following nurseries
473 Miles Platting Rd Rochedale Brisbane 4123
Specializing in fruit trees, including apple trees, citrus, avocado, mango, olive, macadamia, lychee, pawpaw and others. Also herbs and edibles.