Tangelo - Minneola
Description: Tangelos are a cross between a mandarin and grapefruit and have the orange skin and fragrance of mandarins with the refreshing tart flavour of grapefruits. Minneola produces a heavy crop of medium to large juicy fruit with a deep orange skin and prominent neck in Winter. Tangelos will produce more fruit if cross pollinated with a mandarin. Tangelos are an attractive, small, evergreen tree with glossy leaves and fragrant, creamy-white blossoms.
Uses: Container plant in courtyards, feature in Mediterranean style gardens, espaliered along a sunny wall, ornamental tree. The fruit is highly nutritious, rich in Vitamin C, refreshing and ideal for desserts, snacks and garnishes.
Position: Requires a warm, sunny, sheltered situation with well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Care: Water during the warmer months, especially when fruits are forming. In containers water 3-4 days, more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer – early Autumn with a fertilizer high in nitrogen, do not allow to touch trunk. Prune in late Spring removing inside and weak growth and to shape the tree.
Planting: Add organic matter to the soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in well even if the soil is moist. The container should be a minimum size of approximately 60cm x 60cm.
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