Mandarin - Imperial Advanced Dwarf 200mm Pot Mandarin - Imperial Advanced Dwarf 200mm Pot

Mandarin - Imperial Advanced Dwarf 200mm Pot

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Mandarin - Imperial Advanced Dwarf 200mm Pot

Citrus reticulata

Description of plant at maturity:
Popularity: The Imperial mandarin is the most popular variety in SA, grown for easy peeling skin, sweet and juicy flesh and its heavy crop.

Fruit: The Imperial fruit is medium in size, sweet, juicy and easy to peel.

The tree will grow to 5m tall, and tends to have some thorns. Vigorous grower.

Main Harvest:
Imperial will produce its main harvest in early winter. It produces a very large crop.

Ideal for eating fresh and for adding to fruit salads and desserts.

Care: Water during the warmer months, especially when fruits are forming. In containers water every three to four 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 but do not allow to touch the trunk. Prune in late Spring, removing inside 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 the container and place in 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. If planting in a container, use a premium potting mix. The container should be a minimum size of 60cm x 60cm.

Watering: Moderate water requirement.

Position: Plant in a sunny position with well drained soil and sheltered from strong winds.

Height: 2.5m

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