Foot Satsuma Mandarin
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Q. What do you know about the citrus called "satsuma"? Will it
freeze in this area?
A. Citrus plant lovers, even those living in
apartments and condominiums, now can grow their own edible citrus. The trick is
to select the right plant and use the right techniques.
The Satsuma Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
has shown the highest quality and most cold tolerance in field research..
First introduced from Japan in 1878, Satsumas
produce fragrant white blossoms in March and April. These trees are also green
the year round. The fruit turns bright orange as it ripens in late October.
"Satsumas's cold tolerance extends to the
mid-20s. When temperatures of 26 degrees or colder are forecast, you must bring
in the plant. By growing Satsumas in containers that can be brought inside, as
needed, -- an unheated garage will do -- they can be grown successfully even in
Citrus thrives in full sun. This plant needs
eight to ten hours each day, even during the summer months. It tolerates some
shade, but less sun means less fruit. In warm areas along the coast, satsumas
may be grown in the ground against the sunny, southern wall of a home, if they
are covered and heated during severe freezes.
The fruit is juicy and very sweet, low in acid,
and almost seedless, with an average of only 1.5 seeds per orange. Contrast this
to the 30 seeds of Changsha tangerine, Satsuma's closest competitor. Children
often prefer Satsumas because of the milder flavor. For maximum sweetness at
harvest, leave fruit on the tree for about one week after it has completely
assumed its orange color.
Compared to a Clementine orange, these are the
best, sweetest, and juiciest oranges. Also, Clementine are the closest to a
satsuma in size, taste, and ease to peel. With its
smooth, thin, lightly attached skin, Satsumas have become known as the
"kid-glove or zipper-skin citrus" due to the ease with which the skin can be
removed and internal segments separated.
Satsumas grow and produce fruit for many years
but may remain at a height of only 4 to 6 feet even after several years in a
container. Black plastic containers are relatively inexpensive and easiest
to move when you have to protect plants during a cold snap. Use a loose, open
potting mix featuring sphagnum peat moss. Soil or sand is not recommended. Add a
quality slow-release fertilizer formulated for container use. Follow label
directions and repeat as needed for deep green foliage.
Satsumas are easy to grow if they aren't
watered too often. Water only when the mix is dry an inch below the surface.
During a hot, dry summer, you may need to water every three or four days. In a
wet winter, the plant may go weeks between waterings. For every Satsuma that
dies from drought, you'll kill 200 from over watering.
Q: Can you ship to
A: We can ship throughout the lower 48 United States, except for Arizona.
Each citrus producing state prohibits importation of
citrus trees from other areas. However, we have vendors throughout the country
so we can ship CA, FL, LA, TX!!
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for Zones 8-11
Q: How do you
handle cold weather shipping (zones 7 or less)?
A: In the winter months, we are concerned about keeping the trees above
freezing in transit to colder states. We include Cold Weather Handling
for an extra charge of $10.00 in the 7-or-less zone pricing. This
includes special packaging and shipping by Priority Shipping service which is usually 2-3 days from the date we ship. If
it is too cold we will hold the package until the following week to
try again. Alternatively, you can choose to either delay shipment for
up to 30 days or order when the weather is warmer just put that in the
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your order date since trees should not be in the shipping box for more than that
and would allow us to track the package down. Informing us past that one week
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agricultural regulations, we cannot ship citrus to AZ.
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