Citrus - Mandarin - IMPERIAL

SKU: 9336332003732

Size: 4 L
Sale price$34.00

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The "Imperial" cultivar of Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is a cherished Australian heirloom variety, celebrated for being an early-season bearer. Notably one of the earliest to ripen, its fruit captivates with a terrific taste, further complemented by its easy-to-peel nature. While the fruit is not seedless, the flavour more than compensates for any minor inconvenience.

Adaptable for both pots and in-ground planting, those planting in sandy soils should bolster with a quality soil conditioner. Ensuring consistent moisture from Kambarang to Djeran (spring to autumn) is paramount, especially during warmer periods. To maintain its vibrant growth and abundant harvest, a citrus-focused fertiliser during Djilba (late winter to spring) is recommended.

Botanical Name Citrus reticulata
Common Name  Mandarin
Cultivar Imperial
PBR Name
Origin South-east Asia, Japan, China
Foliage Evergreen
Height 3 - 4 M
Width 3 - 4 M
Light Best grown in full sun, will tolerate part shade
Soil Well-draining sandy/loamy soil enriched with compost. Use a premium potting mix if planting in a pot.
Water Requirement Water regularly and consistantly through warm weather to produce juicy fruit and prevent splitting.
Lifespan Perennial
Flower Colour White with purple tinges
Flower Time Djilba (Early Spring) - Bunuru (Late Summer)
Toxicity All citrus fruit is toxic to cats. Lemons are toxic to dogs. Grapefruit can interfere with certain medications in humans. Non-fruiting parts of citrus plants are non-toxic. Citrus can have sharp thorns which can puncture skin.

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