Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Mandarins, also called mandarin oranges, is a type of citrus with easy to peel fruit. They are a small growing evergreen tree reaching 3-4m in both height and width. They are self-fertile and they tend to give a good amount of crop from a single tree. Botanically they are called Citrus reticulata. A well-known variety of the mandarin is the tangerine.
This plant is hardy and easy to grow, being able to grow in either full sun or partial shade but will yield less fruit if in partial shade. Preference is towards fertile, loamy soils but will grow in sand and heavy clay. Mandarins do require good drainage as waterlogging isn’t tolerated.

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