Satsuma orange grow and care – 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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How to grow 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?
Yes, necessary

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

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
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:
Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

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

Blooming information

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

Edible fruits

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?
2-3 years

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

Scientific name:

Citrus unshiu

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