The Nation’s Favorite Tangerine Just Got Better, Manageable & Sweeter.
Uniquely grafted to ensure early fruiting and a manageable-sized tree.
The Tangerine has thrived in popularity while once being mass-produced all over the country. The low maintenance qualities of Tangerine plants made it famous, and its flavor kept it in the spotlight.
With every bite of a Tangerine you will find a sweet citrus flavor that’s followed by a tart aftertaste. Tangerines are spicy, with a lower level of acidity than oranges; therefore they have a sweeter flavor, that’s not too sour or bitter.
Tangerines are the perfect snack to take on the go. Their thin rind is easy to peel and the tangerine slices are easy to pull apart without making a mess.
Take them to work and send a few with your kids so everyone can have a healthy and delicious snack without any hassle. Because the tangerine is a heavy producer, you will have tons of fruit to share.
Grow Tangerines anywhere. If you don’t have enough space, plant your tree in a container, place it on your patio or porch and enjoy your sweet tasty tangerines.
Our grafted and dwarf Tangerines flourish in both the ground and in containers. By only growing to about 10 feet tall, they can fit anywhere and provide beauty as an ornamental tree in the garden, on the porch and inside of your home.
The leaves give off a sweet citrus scent that will fill the room, and it only intensifies when the Tangerine covers itself with tons of fragrant white blooms. They are stunning to look at and even better to smell. They will fill the space with an all-natural, sweet and clean floral scent.
It’s fun to watch Tangerines grow as their fruit reaches maturity. They start off green and turn a dark shade of red orange when they’re ready to be harvested. You won’t be able to resist harvesting your fresh Tangerines and snacking on them right away.
TANGERINE TREE POLLINATION
Tangerine Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Tangerine Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
TANGERINE PLANTING & CARE
The tangerine tree is a smaller citrus tree reaching a mature height and width of 10-12 feet, but can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. It loves heat and humidity, but can also be grown in a pot, placed on a patio and brought indoors. The green, glossy leaves make for a beautiful background against the fragrant flowers in the spring. Packed with vitamin C and fiber, the juicy, sweet fruit also has a deep red-orange flesh that is thin and easy to peel, making it a perfect snack for anyone on the go. Ready for harvesting around November-December, the Tangerine is self-fertile, but pair it with another tangerine tree for a higher yield of fruits.
Seasonal Information: Tangerine trees will do best in warmer climates as it is classified as a tropical plant. Ideal for outdoor planting. However, if you do experience cold winters, plant your tangerine tree in a container and bring it inside for the fall and winter seasons. We recommend planting in Spring through Fall for outdoors since they are sensitive to colder temperatures.
Selecting a location: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6-8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade, but thrive in full sun. You’ll want to ensure trees are spaced 8-10 feet apart if planting more than one. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the tree as the water evaporates.
Planting Directions (in Ground): If you are located where the temperatures stay consistently warm, your tangerine plants will do well being planting outside in the ground. Be sure the area has well draining soil.
1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system.
2) Place the tree in the hole and back fill it with your sandy, well-drained, acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil.
3) Tamp the soil down as you backfill the hole to cut back on any pockets from forming.
4) After planting, be sure to give your tangerine tree a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Mulching around the tree will help insulate the roots and keep your plant warm in the colder winter months as well.
Planting Instructions (potted): If you don’t have enough space or experience cold temperatures, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the cooler months. A planter with built-in casters is a good choice so it can easily be moved. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid loving citrus plants.
1) Fill your pot halfway with soil. Remove the tree from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.
2) Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil but be sure not to cover the grafted area of the tree. Leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
3) Lightly pack down the soil. Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until it flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
4) Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight. Supplement with a grow light if it will not receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. You may also need to create humidity for your tree by placing the pot on a saucer of pebbles or misting the leaves daily with water.
Pollination assistance: You can pollinate your indoor trees by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. Simply take a small, dry, fine tipped paint brush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.
Watering: Tangerine plants do not like wet feet. Be sure to give your tree a deep watering so that it can penetrate into the root system. After watering, allow the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Yellowing and droopy leaves is a common sign of over watering while brown, dry leaves are a sign of under watering. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds.
For potted tangerine plants, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels more dry at that depth. When ready to water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
Fertilization: Feed your tangerine tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer once every six weeks. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2-3 months. Once the tree has matured a bit and has got a few years on it, you can skip the cold season fertilization. The same fertilizing regimen should be followed for potted tangerine trees as well. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.
Pruning: Pruning can be done at any time of the year for in ground planted tangerine plants except in the winter months. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. “Leggy” looking branches may indicate that there is not enough light getting to the tree’s interior. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base as they will steal away nutrients from the primary trunk of the tree. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted tangerine plants..
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS TREE PRODUCE FRUIT?
This depends on the type of tree and the propagation method used to produce the tree. Below is general information regarding the time it takes for your tree to produce fruit.
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
AIR LAYERED TREES
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
TREES PROPAGATED BY CUTTINGS
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees
TREES PROPAGATED BY SEEDLINGS
They typically produce fruit in 6-7 years. There are many exceptions to this rule. For example: Papaya: 1-2 years, Sugar Apple: 1-2 years, Custard Apple: 1-2 years, Soursop: 1-2 years
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