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Citrus 'Satsuma'

Mandarin
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees

This group of mandarinsis the source of importedcanned “mandarin oranges.”Sweet, delicate flavor; nearlyseedless, medium to large fruit.Loose skin. Earliest mandarinto ripen—early fall to lateDecember. Quickly overripensif left on tree but keeps wellin cool storage. Standard treesare spreading, to 10–15 ft. tall.Dwarf trees can be used as 6-ft. shrubs. Open, angular growth when young, becoming more compact with age. Not suited to the desert. ‘Owari’ is the main satsuma grown in the West.

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