Tango Mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠
We can all agree that everyone, especially kids, should learn where there food is coming from, and inviting them to pick fruit fresh from the tree that they can immediately enjoy makes teaching kids about gardening easy breezy. While they might not be interested in the work of planting, watering, and tending to a tree like the Tango Mandarin, it is relatively easy-going as a moderately-sized citrus tree. They will undoubtedly adore its tiny orange fruits, that are perfect for on-the-go snacking and sharing. With little work, it will produce an abundance of fruit from winter through spring. Who wouldn’t benefit from bite-sized life lessons like that?
Planting, cultural care, pruning, and harvesting are similar for all citrus plants, with a few slight variations. Generally, they are best planted in filtered sun with well-drained soil that can hold moisture and nutrients. Citrus trees a particularly high demand for nitrogen. If you’re fantasizing about long afternoons of picking fresh fruit from your personal citrus grove, keep this in mind: The key to growing citrus is setting it up for success from the start.
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year
Mature size varies by citrus tree type. Overall, citrus varieties can be grown in containers and maintained at smaller sizes.
Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, high fertility and good moisture-holding capacity; High nitrogen demands. Regular watering throughout the first year and throughout flowering and fruiting season.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.
Outdoors 8-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Although their fruit provides a distinctly tropical twist to any drink or dish, Citrus trees trees are actually very cold hardy fruit trees, taking temperatures down to the low 20's!
Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1 year.
Sow Exotic offers many different unique varieties of Citrus trees. Shop the Citrus Collection!