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Mandarin, Satsuma, Kid-glove Orange, Mandarina
About This Plant
Sun or partial shade. Evergreen, with intoxicating white blooms in spring and bountiful fruit ripening in November and December. Among the citrus, tangerine is perhaps the most cold- and drought-tolerant, and thus fairly well adapted for south-central Texas. ‘Clementine,’ ‘Owari’ and ‘Changsha’ are some of the recommended varieties, and have withstood freezing temperatures to 15 degrees in San Antonio without visible damage.
The most noticeable contrast between tangerine and orange fruit is probably that tangerine is not seedless.
Occasional training and light pruning; fruit production can be enhanced by fertilizing, but established plants are pretty self-sufficient.