Satsuma Mandarin (Citrus unshiu)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠
About two days a year, Floridians experience a breeze with an ineffable chill—some people call this “winter.” Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) is a tree with a remarkable cold tolerance among citrus species. It is grown in cooler subtropical regions of Japan, Spain, Central China, Korea, Turkey, Russia, and South America. In slightly warmer conditions, Satsuma trees produce fruit that ripens a bit earlier, making them favorable for eager growers.
When your satsuma mandarin tree fruits, the flavor and color could vary based on your location. In humid subtropical areas of Florida, fruit could mature internally before the usual outer coloring of maturation appears, hence the name Emerald Green satsuma tangerines where these fruits are commercially sold. It’s important to be gentle when harvesting the fruits, as the rinds are prone to tearing if handled without caution.