Dancy Tangerine (Citrus tangerina)

Dancy Tangerine (Citrus tangerina)

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Dancy Tangerine is akin to the great grandparent of all contemporary tangelos and mandarins. Dancy Tangerine is a citrus tree with longevity in its roots, originally cultivated in 1843 Florida, before air conditioning, bug spray, and sunscreen. This plant’s preference for the Florida climate is why we can still readily enjoy bounties of delicious sweet, tangy, and juicy fruit. The Dancy Tangerine variety is a semi-dwarf citrus tree, that can reach up to 15 feet at full maturity. It has heavily fragrant blooms, and fruits right around the December holiday season. In fact, Dancy Tangerines were traditionally gifted as a token of abundant health for Christmas, and the Chinese New Year. Continue the legacy of the Dancy Tangerine, and enjoy golden holiday seasons for years to come.

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.

Plant Type
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Winter, Spring, Year-round

Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year

Mature Size
7-30 ft

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.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium 

Zone Hardiness
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!

Propagation
Grafted and ready to produce. 

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Sweet, tangy, juicy citrus fruit is more than just a delicious snack or an essential ingredient in your Sunday afternoon mimosas!

Citrus (especially oranges) is an amazing source of Vitamin C, an essential vitamin that helps prevent and treat the common cold/upper respiratory infections and improve heart health. Your body can’t make vitamin C on its own so you need to get it from fruits like citrus, fresh vegetables, berries, etc.

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