Semi-dwarf on C-35 Citrange rootstock.
Zones: 10 (all other zones protect from freezing temperatures)
Fruit: Seedless, easy to peel mandarin ripens in December and January. Classic northern California variety popular in the foothills below the Sierra Range.
Facts of note: One of the most cold hardy citrus trees, tolerating temperatures in the low mid-twenties but the fruit can be damaged by cold temps and so is often picked before drastic cold, or the trees are covered with frost blankets to keep the thin skinned fruit from freezing until harvest is complete.
Add a little zest to your garden! Citrus trees are potted, evergreen, semi-dwarf, 1 ½-years-old, pencil caliper, 18”-24” tall from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. They will, with good care, produce fragrant, self-pollinating flowers and wonderful fruit. Height 8’–12’, but can be pruned to suit in ground or in containers. Choose a sunny location, in well drained soil, sheltered from wind. They are affected by below freezing temperatures, and in many locales require cold protection. Most tender to most hardy: Bearss Lime, lemons, orange, tangelo, grapefruit, mandarin, kumquat. Non-taxable. These are evergreen trees and thus the dormant bare root guarantee does not apply. Your trees will arrive in good, viable condition. Contact us immediately if they do not.
My little tree grew 2 mandarins this year. I'm expecting more next year, based on the production of my lemon tree, which is a year older. The fruit was easy to peel, seedless, and quite delicious! It was a little more tart than I am used to mandarins being, but very good and juicy. My daughter and husband loved it too.Review by Casey (on 12/6/13)