Tangerine tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Citrus tangerine or Tangerina. Tangerine tree grows as perennial evergreen. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Fruit size ~4-6 cm’ and color is mostly orange, but can be red or yellow. 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 more sweet than sour,
Peel color orange, peel is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for Tangerine tree growing and care:
Warm climate, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing Citrus tangerina:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft in Tangerines Orange?
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?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing / Slow growing
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 Tangerine tree Blossom:
First years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Autumn / winter / spring
Pests or diseases in Tangerines fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Tangerines 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