Satsuma orange growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Satsuma mandarin, Satsuma orange grows as perennial evergreen. It can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Satsuma orange fruit
Fruit are seedless the size ~3-6 cm’ and color is mostly orange. The 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
Peel color orange, peel edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for Satsuma orange growing and care:
Loamy soil, can survive little frost
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
End of the winter, beginning of the spring
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown
Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Spring / winter
General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
The first years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
Bees, own pollination
When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in Satsuma oranges fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria, fruit explode (lace of water)
What can be done with big quantities of Satsuma oranges fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house