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‘Pixie’ mandarins (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)
‘Pixie’ mandarins (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

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Zone
Zones 8, 9, 12-31, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Citrus, Mandarin ‘Clementine’ (Algerian tangerine)

Tangerine
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

Varieties with orange-red peel are usually called tangerines. Many mandarins tend to bear heavily in alternate years. Some are always seedless, while others produce more seeds; the latter give seedier fruit if pollinated by another mandarin or mandarin hybrid or by ‘Valencia’ orange.

‘Clementine’ (Algerian tangerine)

Fruit a little larger than ‘Dancy’, with fewer seeds. Ripens late fall into winter; remains on the tree for months, staying juicy and sweet. Seems to develop full flavor in areas that are too cool for a good ‘Dancy’. Tree reaches 12 ft., semiopen with vertical, spreading, somewhat willowy branches. Usually bears light crops without another variety for pollination.

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