Tangelo growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Honeybell, it’s hybrid of Mandarin and Grapefruit. Tangelo tree grow as perennial evergreen, it can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+,
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Fruit size ~4-7 cm’ and color is orange, but can be red or yellow. 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 but more to the sweet,
Peel edible the color orange, the taste is little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant.
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Requirements for Tangelo growing and care:
Frost free, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
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 brunch, it’s also good that branch won’t
Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 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
White flowers with yellow stamen
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
In first years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Tangelo fruits?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches 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
Citrus × tangelo