How to grow Mandarin tree

Mandarin tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Mandarins orange, Mandarin tree grow as perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9.

some cultivars with thorns

Flowers are white with yellow stamen, fruit size ~5-8 cm’ and color is orange.

Mandarins orange fruit

Fruits – inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). It can be sweet / sour or something in between, some cultivars are seedless. Rind color orange, reddish-orange, thin rind is edible, sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant

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How to grow growing Mandarin tree care:

Frost free, loamy soil

What is the best way to start growing Mandarins orange:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft in Mandarin tree?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing Mandarins orange:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases in Mandarins orange:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:
End of the winter, beginning of the spring

How to prune a Mandarins orange:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in Mandarins orange:
Medium growing

Mandarin Mandarins orange Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Mandarins orange plant:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing Mandarins orange is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / winter

General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning / Deadheading of Mandarins orange Blossom:
First years should thinning the flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruits

When does Mandarins orange yield:
Winter, Autumn

Pests or diseases in Mandarin fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria, fruit explode lace of water

What can be done with big quantities of Mandarins orange fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the Mandarins orange fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit), if the fruit exploding should add more water

How long does it take for a Mandarins orange to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of Mandarin fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house

Scientific name:

Citrus reticulata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone